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Pens Points: Next Man Up

We take a look at the science of sports hernias, Malkin is ready to go, and Galchenyuk knows he needs to step up. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

We now know that Sidney Crosby has gone under the knife for a sports hernia issue. With that, we take a look into the science of sports hernias to see what he’s is dealing with for the next month or so. [Pensburgh]

One generational center goes down, another steps up. Evgeni Malkin is ‘ready’ to take the load without Sid. [Trib Live]

Alex Galchenyuk knows what’s at stake after his slow start to the season. He knows he has to be better. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Flames d-man T.J. Brodie collapsed yesterday during a team practice. [Matchsticks And Gasoline]

Flyers goalie Carter Hart gave a special gold stick to the family of a 3-year-old little girl after the girl, who, at one time designed some equipment for the goaltender, tragically passed away in September. [NHL]

The NHL Seattle group has partnered Satisfi Labs to provide fans with AI-powered seat selection assistance. [Forbes]

The Hughes brothers have enjoyed growing up by eating, breathing, and sleeping hockey. [CBC]