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Tuesday Pens Points: Nashville Gameday

Kobasew placed on waivers. Latest trade deadline updates and observations. Is Spezza available for a trade? Pekka Rinne returns.

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he Pens are in Nashville today facing off against the newly recovered Pekka Rinne and the Predators. We'll get to that, but first let's get some trade updates out of the way.

The latest updates on Ryan Callahan, Ryan Kesler, and Jason Spezza. [TSN Insider Trading]

Yup, you heard it right. The Sens are quietly gauging interest on their captain. [TSN]

Callahan lowers his asking price, but is it enough to re-sign with NYR? [TSN]

Oilers sign Ben Scrivens to a 2-year contract extension. [Globe & Mail]

Canadiens put Carey Price on IR retroactive to February 26. [THN]

Corey Crawford equipment mystery is officially a saga. [Pro Hockey Talk]

On the Pens side, the absence of Pascal Dupuis is taking its toll. Since he went down, Crosby's ES point production has decreased 40%. So much for the theory that a muppet on skates would look like an All Star next to Crosby. [Trib - Adamski]

As mentioned above, after a 2-game conditioning assignment following a long absence due to a post-surgical hip infection, two-time Vezina finalist Pekka Rinne is set to return tonight. It's good to have him back. [TSN]

Thankfully, Chuck Kobasew is on waivers. [PPG]

Trade deadline observations from Dave Molinari. [PPG]

Mike Colligan explores key questions in regards to the possible Kesler trade. [THW]