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The Pens are off until Wednesday night when they face the Islanders, but Pens Points never sleeps...

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Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning...

The Penguins have recalled Derrick Pouliot from his conditioning assignment in WB/S. [Penguins]

Popular hockey writer, Sean Gentille, has been hired by the Post-Gazette to write for the Pens! [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Struggling defenseman, Brian Dumoulin, is still looking for an identity as he tries to sort out his top-pairing role. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL All-Star Game will be broadcast on network TV for the first time since 2004. [NBC Sports]

The Panthers fired their head coach, Gerard Gallant, in what was viewed as a very curious move by many. (Gallant was a Jack Adams finalist just a year ago.) [Litter Box Cats]

Many KHLers are beginning to snub their home country in favor of the NHL. [National Post]

Former Penguin, Jordan Staal, has been placed on IR with a concussion. [Canes Country]