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Pens Points: Preparing for the Battle

We look at how injured players pass the time, the Penguins are returning home as a different team, and we look at each team’s most surprising player. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: MAR 17 Flyers at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Playing the waiting game can be tough for injured Penguins and other NHL players. But how do they pass the time when they can’t pass the puck? [Trib Live]

Trips to sunny Florida and Texas have the Penguins returning to the Steel City with more than a sunburn and barbecue. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Who has been the most surprising player for each team to start the 2019-2020 campaign? [The Hockey News]

Does this recent fight in the AHL add more fuel to the fire for those who don’t want to see fighting in the game anymore? [NY Post]

Is the NHL looking to form a women’s hockey league if the NWHL falls? [Sportsnet]

Looks like Billy G is trying to form the Minnesota Wild with his own vision, listing three Wild players on the trading block, according to a report from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. [Hockey Wilderness]

The 2019 Heritage Classic did everything in its power to honor Saskatchewan’s past as well as keep an eye on the future. [Forbes]