BREAKING: Two STAR PLAYERS missed the morning skate prior CRUCIAL GAME 7.

Star players not on the ice this morning.

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Two KEY PLAYERS missing the morning skate prior CRUCIAL GAME.

In advance of the biggest game of their season, the Pittsburgh Penguins received some fantastic news. Starting goaltender Matt Murray took to the ice with his teammates today for the first time since going down with an injury prior to game 1 of the playoffs.

However, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel both missed the morning skate prior crucial game 7. Now to be fair, at this time of the year many players are suffering minor injuries and it's better for them to rest than to practice.

Now, just because Murray suited up for practice, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the 22 year-old rookie will be deemed fit to play. But the development does bode well for the Penguins though should they make it past the Washington Capitals in tonight’s blockbuster game 7