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Lafferty is back, Marino’s goal was quite memorable, and we talk about a prospect that is turning heads. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

New York Islanders v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

In the wake of injuries to Patric Hornqvist and now Kris Letang, the Penguins have brought back Sam Lafferty from the AHL. [Penguins]

It was quite the homecoming for Penguins rookie defenseman John Marino, scoring his first-ever NHL goal in front of his family and friends in his hometown. [Penguins]

Speaking of homecomings, the game against the Bruins was also memorable for former Penguin, Kevin Stevens. [Trib Live]

Don’t call it a comeback? Former Penguin-turned-coach, Mark Recchi, saw time at center during a recent practice due to some notable injuries and absences. [Post-Gazette]

Being “hard to play against” is a mantra we have often heard from Mike Sullivan and other coaches. Well, injuries aren’t all bad. The Injury Bug helped form one of the NHL’s most obnoxious lines. [Post-Gazette]

If you haven’t already, start taking notes on the Penguins’ third-round pick from 2017: the smooth-skating defenseman, Clayton Phillips. [Onward State]

News and notes from around the NHL...

An anonymous NHL players poll revealed quite a few surprising facts, from dirty locker rooms to cocaine use. [ESPN]

The NHL Seattle group will face competition over the legalization of sports gaming in Washington state. [Seattle Times]