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The Pens announced a surprise injury to a key player, Matt Murray voices his displeasure with uncalled contact on goalies, and tickets are still available for the Stadium Series game against the Flyers. Read on to find out more about these topics as well as other newsworthy notes in today's Pens Points.

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

The Penguins are back in action tonight as they are set to face a rather familiar foe in the Boston Bruins, a team they manhandled at home on Sunday and beat by a score of 5-1. The Pens are looking to get back in the win column after losing at home to the Blues on Tuesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

In an announcement that came out of left field yesterday, it was divulged that Evgeni Malkin will be out with an injury until after the All-Star game and Patric Hornqvist is also considered 'day-to-day.' [Pensburgh]

Matt Murray has become quite annoyed by the uncalled contact on goalies. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Per a news release from the Penguins, tickets are still available for the Stadium Series game against the Flyers. [Penguins]

Conor Sheary, currently dealing with the best offensive surge of his young career, is not prone to superstition, like many other NHLers. [Trib Live]

Eventually, GMJR will have to sort out the goaltender situation. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Still skeptical of the link between CTE and hockey, the NHL will not fund concussion research. [USA Today]

The Vegas Golden Knights could have their first head coach very soon. [Puck Daddy]

The Nashville Predators are fighting violence against women with a new advertisement as well as a hefty donation. [Sportsnet]

The Habs actually tried the 'Flying V'... and it worked. [Eyes On The Prize]