PITTSBURGH | Mario Lemieux will be joined by Hall of Famers Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Bryan Trottier and Larry Murphy on the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster for a Winter Classic alumni game against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 31.
The outdoor game will be played the day before the Capitals-Penguins game at Heinz Field. The alumni game will precede the only practices for both teams on the outdoor rink, which will be built at the Steelers' stadium.
The Capitals' alumni roster includes 500-goal scorer Peter Bondra, plus Michal Pivonka, Sylvain Cote, Scott Walker, Don Beaupre and Nick Kypreos. The recently retired Bill Guerin and Gary Roberts also will play for Pittsburgh.
Attendance for the alumni game and Penguins practice will be limited to 10,000. Washington's practice will be closed.