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Pens Points: Another Mixed Bag

The Penguins have made a trade for a new player, the power-play is a sign of consistency amidst a shaky early start, and Antti Niemi has continued to struggle in the crease. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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

ICYMI: Perhaps the biggest piece of news over the weekend was not the winning of a game, rather the acquisition new player, Riley Sheahan. [Pensburgh]

Sheahan is another example of a player hoping to turn their career around under Mike Sullivan and Jim Rutherford. [Pensburgh]

Early season struggles have a more familiar feel than you might think. [Post-Gazette]

The power-play has been a steady bright spot for the Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

The lowlight of the weekend, however, was the continued poor play of goaltender Antti Niemi. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...
The Golden Knights are going to be without the services of Malcom Subban for four weeks. [Knights on Ice]

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been cleared to rejoin his team in a practicing capacity after being diagnosed with leukemia in September. [TSN]

David Booth escaped the clutches of death just before the season started. [Sportsnet]