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Pens Points: Injury Bug Bites...Again

Bye week coming at best possible time for battered Pens lineup.

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Connor knows...

Coming off victories on back to back nights, the Pens were dealt a big loss on their day off when it was announced that goaltender Matt Murray will miss time due to a lower body injury. Murray is currently listed as week-to-week. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Marc-Andre Fleury will take over as the every day net minder and to replace Murray the Pens recalled Tristan Jarry from WB/S. [Penguins]

Pens fans were sent into a moment of shock when Fleury led the team on to the ice for the third period Wednesday night but he made several key stops in the last twenty minutes to help the Pens claim the victory. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Murray joins an injury list that includes Kris Letang, Olli Maatta, and Brian Dumoulin. The loss of Murray will just be another test for the Pens defensive depth. [Trib Live]

After missing a handful of games, Trevor Daley returned to the lineup on Wednesday night to provide some help on the blue line. Fellow defenseman Kris Letang may join Daley and his teammates back on the ice Saturday night. [Trib Live]

No matter how you look at the stats, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are an offensive powerhouse. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Ottawa Senators retired the jersey of long time captain Daniel Alfredsson prior to their game last night. [Silver Seven]

Buffalo Sabres’ forward William Carrier may be getting a call from DoPS after a high and late hit on David Backes. [Puck Daddy]

Here are the best hockey tweets of 2016. [Sportsnet]

Team USA moved remained unbeaten at the World Junior Championships with a 3-2 win over Russia on Thursday. They face Team Canada on Saturday. [USA Today]