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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Sidney Crosby’s injury has been clarified, and could Olli Maatta be the next Penguin to leave town? All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins met the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, decked out in their fancy, new alternate jerseys. The new digs could not stop the Penguins from full-on collapsing against Tampa Bay, however, losing the game 4-3. [Recap]

Earlier in the day, it was announced that Penguins captain Sidney Crosby would likely miss about a week’s worth of action due to his upper-body injury. [Pensburgh]

As the Penguins are continuously reeling in this slump of theirs, GM Jim Rutherford is probably not done making moves to shake this team up. Could Olli Maatta be the odd man out on the blue line and be sent somewhere else? [Pensburgh]

Before the game, Mario Lemieux was on the ice for a ceremonial puck drop to commemorate the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s 25th anniversary. [Trib Live]

The Pens’ newest acquisition, Tanner Pearson is welcoming the winds of change with his new city and team. [Trib Live]

Here are 10 ways the Tanner Pearson trade impacts the Penguins moving forward. [Trib Live]

Penn State assistant coach Matt Limegrover isn’t afraid to let his fandom get the best of him when it comes to the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss time after fracturing his foot. [Raw Charge]

Throughout many Canadian NHL cities, it has been the backup goaltenders who have been outperforming their “number one” counterparts. [Sportsnet]