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Pens Points: Injury Rears Its Ugly Head Again

The Pens announced another player has been bitten by the injury bug, the Penguins will also be holding a special night for the LGBTQ community, and the hype about a loaded division is realized. All that and more in today's Pens Points.

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

The Pens are off until tomorrow when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in what looks to be a fun, hard-fought divisional matchup. For all CBJ happenings, check out everyone over at The Cannon.

Keeping with the theme of surprise injury announcements, the Penguins announced yesterday that forward, Conor Sheary, will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury. The injury comes at what could be the worst time to sustain such an ailment, as Sheary and fellow linemate, Sidney Crosby, were showing an immense amount of chemistry with one another. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins announced that they will be holding an LGBTQ advocacy night on February 7. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

For the first time in a long time, the Metro is a loaded division. And it just so happens to be the division the Penguins call home. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Blues announced that they have officially parted ways with Ken Hitchcock. [CBC Sports]

Who are the teams that are most likely to regress in the final months of the season? [Bleacher Report]

The NHL has laid out the framework for 'Hockey Is For Everyone' month. [Puck Daddy]