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Pens Points: Up to Boston

Hornqvist is out for a while, Bjugstad is still shaky, and the “fourth line” is stepping up. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: MAR 10 Bruins at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Penguins will be looking to rebound after their OT loss to the Oilers by heading up to Beantown for a battle with the Bruins. Before tonight’s puck drop, however...

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

Welp. After having everyone back and healthy in the last game against the Oilers, the healthy streak has ended. Patric Hornqvist has been placed on IR and will be out “longer-term.” [Pensburgh]

Nick Bjugstad is still struggling with the Pens. Will he turn it around? [Trib Live]

There are two sides to the Penguins’ special teams story. [Post-Gazette]

Depth is always a plus for any hockey team. And for the Penguins, the team’s “fourth line” is delivering when called upon. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Should bridge deals for young players become a thing of the past? [Sportsnet]

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an NHL dentist? [ESPN]

Goalies around the league are embracing the switch to composite sticks. [NHL]

Will the league be putting a second team in Toronto? [Yahoo Sports]