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Pens Points: Dumoulin Down

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Brian Dumoulin is out for a while, Zach Trotman wants to be consistent, and Jake Guentzel might be the team’s MVP. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Another day, another injury: Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin will be out for at least 8 weeks following ankle surgery. [Pensburgh]

With Dumoulin going down, the door is open for other d-men to step up in his absence. [Trib Live]

Zach Trotman is looking to bring consistency to the Pens’ blue line. And they’re gonna need it now more than ever. [Trib Live]

Through the first quarter of the season, the case can be made that the team’s best player has been Jake Guentzel. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Former NHLer Sean Avery claims coach Marc Crawford kicked him behind the bench when he and Crawford were members of the Los Angeles Kings in 2006-07. [New York Post]

Former Oilers first-round pick Jesse Puljujarvi is officially ineligible to play in NHL for the remainder of this season. [Yahoo Sports]

Here are four possible destinations for New Jersey Devils star Taylor Hall, should the winger be traded. [Yahoo Sports]

Here is the Buffalo Sabres’ worst-ever jersey. [Die By The Blade]