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Tomorrow, the Pens wrap up their preseason schedule, Patric Hornqvist and the Pens are hoping for a return in the near future, and Jake Guentzel’s season comes with some high expectations. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Pens will be at home tomorrow to finish out their preseason schedule against the Blue Jackets. For all roster or game-related news, check out everyone over at The Cannon. The game will air on NHL Network as well as AT&T Sportsnet. Puck drop is set for 4 PM!

One player who has not been seen much throughout training camp and the preseason is Patric Hornqvist. In what appears to be the final stages of recovering from off-season hand surgery, the Pens are ‘hopeful’ Horny can suit up for opening night. [Trib Live]

Jake Guentzel burst onto the scene last year and found near-instant chemistry with Sidney Crosby. After a scorching hot postseason run and now leading the NHL in preseason points, expectations are incredibly high for #JakeAndBake. [Trib Live]

With Matt Cullen and Nick Bonino departing in the off-season, the Pens were left with holes to fill, not only with their center depth, but there were also holes left in the penalty-killing unit. Enter Scott Wilson and Ryan Reaves? [Post-Gazette]

Before preseason and training camp, not many were familiar with the name of Greg McKegg. Now, with the regular season less than a week away, how did McKegg become the (likely) 3C? [Post-Gazette]

With a new season in front of him, Carl Hagelin is feeling refreshed and ready to go. [Penguins]

The crease now belongs to Matt Murray as the Penguins aim for a three-peat. [TSN]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Is the #JagrWatch on in St. Louis? [Puck Daddy]

A few NHLers were asked to pick between Sid or Connor McDavid. [Sportsnet]