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Pens Points: Injury Blues

Hornqvist is out, a new forward is ready to play, and the Penguins will be doing some holiday good once again. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Welp. Patric Hornqvist will be out “longer term” after suffering an undisclosed injury, according to Mike Sullivan. [Trib Live]

With Hornqvist going down, the door has opened for newly-signed forward, Stefan Noesen. [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins will be holding their annual holiday toy drive tonight against the Blues. [Penguins]

John Marino is getting some Calder Trophy love, according to SB Nation’s Fan Pulse survey. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The New Jersey Devils have parted ways with now-former head coach, John Hynes. [All About The Jersey]

Akim Aliu says there will be ‘big changes’ coming to the league after meeting with the NHL following Aliu’s claim of former Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters directing a racial slur at him. [Sportsnet]

Jack Eichel is finally maturing into one of the NHL’s best and brightest stars. [The Hockey News]

Here are three moves that show a cultural shift throughout hockey. [NY Times]