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Pens Points: Minnesota Game Day

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Good morning one and all,

Will the Pens scoring frustrations continue when the team hosts Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild at the CEC at 7:30 pm Eastern? [CBS Sports]

We're 17 games in and yesterday five players missed practice with various injuries (Hornqvist, Bonino, Cullen, Scuderi and Sprong). Further updates today. [Trib]

A lot of good nuggets of information in yesterday's Pens chat with Seth Rorabaugh. [PPG]

*Recommended read of the day is a really good look by Ryan Wilson as to why it's time for Mike Johnston to stop pretending that his current approach is working. [Hockey Buzz]

For his part, Mike Johnston doesn't appear concerned about his job security and says he is focused on playing the right way, winning, and getting the most out of his players. [PPG]

Connor McDavid spoke to the media yesterday for the first time after his injury. He said there is no timetable for his return, although he tries to remain positive. [Edmonton Journal]

The sudden and mysterious fall of Mike Richards is chronicled from the wild days in Philly, Cup days in LA, to his current legal troubles ahead of the December court date for oxycodone violations. []

The camo jerseys that the Pens wore during pre-game warmups on Veterans Day are up for auction. All proceeds will benefit "Support Our Heroes" through Mario Lemieux Foundation's Austin’s Military Playroom Project and the Wounded Warrior Project, so bid now for a good cause. [NHL Auctions]