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The Pens travel to Columbus for match-up against the surging Blue Jackets, Scott Wilson is growing increasingly comfortable with a 4th line role, and Geno is still keeping pace with Crosby and McDavid. That, and much more in today's Pens Points.

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

Next up for the Pens, it's another Metro division showdown, this time with the Blue Jackets. For all CBJ happenings check out everyone over at The Cannon. (The actual in-arena cannon might be the scariest prop in all of sports.)

With all of the attention being put on Sid, (and deservingly so) Evgeni Malkin is still chugging along. [Penguins]

Being bounced around the lineup can be tough on some players. However, Scott Wilson has warmed up to his role on the 4th line. [Trib Live]

ICYMI: Sidney Crosby, ever in the giving mood, gave his stick to a young fan after Tuesday's game. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Bleacher Report gives a list of a few players who were written off last year, but are now proving everyone wrong. [Bleacher Report]

According to a new survey, NHL fans aren't cutting the cable cord just yet. [Puck Daddy]

Craig Cunningham, the Tucson Roadrunner (Coyotes AHL affiliate) captain is happy to be alive after collapsing on the ice and suffering cardiac arrest in November. [TSN]

Jaromir Jagr says he'll 'work every day' to play until he's 50(!). [Sportsnet] (I, for one, would not be opposed to such a thing. And if there's anyone who can stay in shape for that amount of time, it probably would be Jags.)