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Pens Points: Vancouver Game Day

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Good morning one and all,

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo received a two-game suspension for his hit on Jaromir Jagr. [PPG]

The Pens host another Western Conference opponent as the Vancouver Canucks are in town. Here is your digital preview. []

In the end, the Pens didn't get Willie Desjardins, but the coaching search seems to have worked out for everyone involved. [Trib - Mackey]

Jim Rutherford is on the lookout for one, perhaps two top-six wingers. He insists he's looking for a long-term solution rather than a short-term fix. [Trib - Mackey]

Christian Ehrhoff was on Vancouver's TSN 1040 on Wednesday morning. He reflected on his departure from Vancouver and all the losing that subsequently happened in Buffalo. [Nichols on Hockey]

If Brodeur can do it, so can Ilya Bryzgalov, who got a tryout with the with Anaheim Ducks due to injuries to John Gibson and Jason LaBarbera. [USA Today]

In Flyers news, Lecavalier is movable and the Flyers supposedly turned down a deal for Nail Yakupov. [Hockey Buzz]

More stuff you can't make up: Corey Crawford suffered a foot injury at a concert and will be out 2-3 weeks. [Chicago Tribune]

The New York Islanders aren't immune to the injury bug either. Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky were placed on IR and Reinhart recalled from Bridgeport. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Five NHL breakout players to watch this season. [Grantland]

Exchange rate issue is cold cash to the NHL. How decline in value of the Canadian dollar could affect the salary cap. [New York Times]

Gordie Howe has been hospitalized but is not in the ICU or suffered a new stroke as has been reported. [USA Today]

Here it is all in one place: the best Jean Béliveau tributes, stories, photos and videos. [Sporting News]