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Pens Points: Is Change Looming?

Carl Hagelin is a frustrating necessity, Evgeni Malkin will not be suspended, and GMJR may be firing up the old trade machine again. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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

Carl Hagelin has been a bit of a polarizing figure during his time in Pittsburgh. Lauded for his speed, while lambasted for his inability to finish off any chance thrown his way. Given his ups and downs however, he still remains an invaluable piece to the Penguins’ puzzle. [Pensburgh]

GM Jim Rutherford did not mince his words when appearing on his radio show to discuss the current landscape of the roster. [Pensburgh]

Speaking of GMJR, is he itching to make a trade, specifically involving Daniel Sprong? [Pensburgh]

It was announced yesterday that Evgeni Malkin would not be receiving any disciplinary action from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his hit on T.J. Oshie. [Trib Live]

With their losing streak now standing at 5 games, a lone bright spot for the team has been the work of their penalty kill. [Post-Gazette]

The PG has continued their countdown of the greatest coaches in Penguins history with Part II. [Post-Gazette]

Interested in seeing some of the other prospects the Penguins have in their system? [Post-Gazette]

The SEA has approved nearly $1.4 million in refunds for PPG Paints Arena upgrades. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Could Cleveland make a return to the NHL one day? [Cleveland 19]

Ahead of his Hall of Fame induction, Gary Bettman sat down to talk about all sorts of things about his life. [Sportsnet]