Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...
Tonight may be the last night for some players who are on the outside looking in for a chance to crack the opening night lineup. [Trib Live]
For those who were looking to give Jack Johnson a warm welcome back in his former city of Columbus, they will have to wait a little while longer, as he and a few other Penguins will not be suiting up for the contest. [Trib Live]
Speaking of Double-J, there has been a lot of chatter about who Johnson will play with and who he’s best-suited to play with for that matter. We may have to look no further than Olli Maatta. [Pensburgh]
If the last preseason game was any indication, Derick Brassard looks to have settled in quite nicely with his new linemates. [Trib Live]
The city of Pittsburgh and the Penguins will be welcoming the USHL Fall Classic to town, and that includes top NHL prospect Jack Hughes. [Post-Gazette]
Once labeled a bust, known only for his massive frame, Jamie Oleksiak is proving his worth with more than just his size and strength. [Post-Gazette]
Phil Kessel was absent from the team yesterday. No, he hasn’t been injured. He was being honored. [Pensburgh]
News and notes from around the NHL...
In continuing with the trend of shrinking goalie equipment, the chest protector has now become a victim of this trim down. [CBC]