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Pens Points: Another D-Man Down

Schultz is on the shelf, Marino is evolving, and Casey DeSmith is playing the waiting game. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: DEC 14 Kings at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Welp. The Penguins won’t be getting everyone healthy for their Christmas gift. They have now lost Justin Schultz, who is designated as ‘week-to-week’ with a lower-body injury. In additional roster news, the Pens also lost Stefan Noesen to the San Jose Sharks through waivers. [Pensburgh]

Speaking of the defense, one d-man who is growing by the game is John Marino. [Post-Gazette]

Casey DeSmith is still in Wilkes-Barre, waiting for another opportunity to join the NHL club. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

It’s been quite a journey for winger Anthony Duclair, going from third-round pick to top-10 NHL scorer. [Sportsnet]

Who are the top 100 players of the last decade? [ESPN]

Calgary Flames assistant GM Chris Snow has been diagnosed with ALS, his wife recently revealed. [USA Today]

The NHL will permit tailgating for the 2020 Winter Classic in Texas. [Yahoo]