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The Pens were visiting the nation's capital last night, a few more names join the conversation for potential trade targets, and the Pens made a small, but encouraging roster move. Details on these topics and much more in today's Pens Points.

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

The Pens faced off against the Caps last night in a 'Wednesday Night Rivalry' matchup. Alex Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the game to get his 1,000th career point as well as the Caps' second goal to go up 2-0 through 2 periods of play. Geno and Hornqvist got the only Penguin tallies as the Pens fell to the Caps 5-2. [Pensburgh Recap]

The Penguins made a minor roster move yesterday by calling up David Warsofsky and sending down Tristan Jarry. All signs point to Matt Murray being close to, if not 100% healthy now. [Penguins]

Penguins defenseman, Steve Oleksy, faced off against his former team for the first time last night. How did he get to that point? [Trib Live]

As rumors about potential trade targets begin to heat up and large-scale names are thrown out in every direction, here are a few depth players on defense that Jim Rutherford may consider acquiring in order to bolster the team for another long playoff run. [Fan Rag Sports]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The league has unveiled the jerseys for the 2017 All-Star game. [NHL]

Here are 5 ideas that the NHL should steal from the NFL to make the game more interesting. [The Hockey News]

Jonathan Toews is on the wrong side of the NHL All-Star selection drama. [CBC Sports]

How has the Hall-Larsson trade impacted the NHL trade market? [Sportsnet]