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Pettersson-Schultz has been steady, we figure out which Evgeni Malkin the team will get, and Sam Lafferty has been reassigned. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: FEB 13 Oilers at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Pour one out for Sammy Lafferty. (But I’m sure he’ll be back later this year.) [Trib Live]

The defensive pairs have been shifted around quite a bit already this season, either due to injury or just experimentation. One constant, however? The pairing of Justin Schultz and Marcus Pettersson. [Trib Live]

Which version of Evgeni Malkin will the Penguins get when he (likely) returns tomorrow against Edmonton? [Post-Gazette]

The U.S. and Canada Women’s National Teams’ training camp will open on Monday, November 4 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, with all practices being open to the public. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Washington D.C. has become a championship hotbed over the last few years, with the Washington Nationals most recently winning the World Series. The Capitals are taking inspiration from their neighborhood sports team. [NHL]

While Halloween was yesterday, the spirit (no pun intended) can live on. Here’s one scary stat for each NHL team. [The Hockey News]

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Letestu will be out for at least six months after being diagnosed with myocarditis. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

Predators forward Austin Watson has signed a new 3-year deal. [On The Forecheck]