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Tuesday Pens Points: Practice, Practice, Practices

News and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tuesday February 25th

Justin K. Aller

First of all, Dan Bylsma is expected to speak to the press in Pittsburgh today for the first time back in America after the Sochi letdown. We'll see what his assessment of the post-mortem for Team USA is, but at this point does it really matter?

Zach Parise elaborated on Bylsma following some isolated quotes that came out earlier. [Minnesota Star-Tribune]

Marc-Andre Fleury has solid stats now, but throw them all out the window when Game 1 of the playoffs start. [Post-Gazette]

While on the topic of goalies, what will change for Jeff Zatkoff if/when Tomas Vokoun is ready to return? [Empty Netters]

Health is on the upswing for Chris Conner and Joe Vitale. [PG Notebook]

And the rest of the Penguins are looking to avoid a post-Olympic break letdown [Tribune Review]

Grades for the Pens Olympians. [The PensNation]

Simon Despres is "ready to play" and trying to stay in the NHL...In a story that seemingly has been written about him about 100 times. [Tribune Review]

Jaromir Jagr will draw strength from the Olympic games and offers some nice words about his experience in Sochi. [Fire and Ice]

Latvia's goalie, Kristers Gudlevskis, who put up an incredible 55 save effort versus Team Canada is staying with Tampa Bay and should make his NHL debut soon. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Speaking of Tampa, what the heck is going on with the Martin St. Louis trade rumors? [TSN - McKenzie]

Finally, Chicago backup goalie Antti Raanta has a sweet Eddie the Eagle mask for the upcoming outdoor game when the Pens come to town....No word if it's worth a billion dollars, but it's got to be close. []