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The Penguins reclaimed a familiar face, Daniel Sprong’s fate may have been foreshadowed by another team’s waiver declaration, and the desire for one Penguin forward to play in goal is real. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Reminder: the PensBurgh crew will be meeting up before tomorrow night’s game against the Flyers! Come say hi to all of us! We’re all pretty cool people! The meetup spot will be at Buford’s Kitchen on Fifth Avenue, right across from PPG Paints Arena.

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

Although brief, here are five things we learned from this recent road trip. [Trib Live]

Yesterday afternoon, the Penguins claimed a familiar face off the waiver wire from the Devils: Jean-Sebastien Dea. [Pensburgh]

Once considered a young, up-and-coming prospect, Valentin Zykov was placed on waivers by the Hurricanes yesterday. And believe it or not, there is a connection to be made between him and Daniel Sprong. [Pensburgh]

With Matt Murray’s absence until early 2019 being a hindrance to the team currently, do the Penguins have interest in going to the trade market, specifically for one Jimmy Howard? [Pensburgh]

Sidney Crosby’s desire to play in net is a real one. [Post-Gazette]

The PG’s Dave Molinari has begun a series that chronicles the top 10 moments from Mario Lemieux. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Next Tuesday will see a pivotal board vote take place to finalize the NHL’s 32nd and newest franchise. [Sports Illustrated]

Patrik Laine has become 4th-youngest player to ever score 100 goals. [Sportsnet]