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Spooky Pens Points 10/31

Scuderi gets surgery, Dupuis pulls his own tooth out, Varlamov is arrested and other talking points for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Halloween.

Justin K. Aller

Rob Scuderi had successful surgery on his ankle yesterday (Wednesday). Return time is unknown, though I did see a 6-8 week diagnosis floating around. Either way, it's going to be more audition time for Robert Bortuzzo. [Tribune Review]

One piece of information also in the link above worth pointing out? Beau Bennett has skated on his own the past two days and might finally be on the comeback trail. That's the first piece of good injury news in quite some time.

Remember that time Pascal Dupuis pulled out his tooth on the bench like it was no big deal? [Puck Daddy]

But seriously, that Scuderi tooth had to be an implant, right? [The Pensblog]

Everyone loves Dupuis' dentistry. [SB Nation]

Paul Martin gets a (deserved) glory treatment from the Pens official site for his contributions so far. []

The Pens 4th line has been a surprising frequent contributor on the scoreboard so far this year...But can they keep it up? [Faceoff Factor]

I guess our friends in Boston were busy celebrating some kind of other event last night. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Developing story out of Denver where Semyon Varlamov turned himself into police last night after an alleged domestic violence incident. We'll wait to see more before passing judgement but yikes. [Puck Daddy]

Your podcast of the day: Justin Bourne talks with TSN's Bob McKenzie about all sorts of NHL nuggets. Definitely worth the time. [Backhand Shelf]

The TSN Insider's gab about rumors around the NHL, including Ryan Miller, Jaroslav Halak and Dion Phaneuf. All of these moving parts in the goalie market could be very interesting for Pittsburgh, who maybe could use an NHL caliber backup, depending on the price and availibility. I'm not saying they'll bring Miller in, but if he goes to Saint Louis, they'd have a glut of NHL goalies (Halak, Brian Elliott) and may be looking to make a move. [TSN]

The Pens next opponent, is the Columbus Blue Jackets with a good old fashioned home-and-home on Friday and Saturday. The Jackets will have Brandon Dubinsky in their lineup after he escaped any further discipline from the NHL after the hit on Anaheim's Saku Koivu. [Jackets Cannon]