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There is finally positive injury news, Phil Kessel is ready for a homecoming, and we look at the Kessel trade so far. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins took the ice yesterday for practice ahead of tonight’s game with some encouraging news on the injury front. [Pensburgh]

Tonight’s game marks the first time Phil Kessel will face off against the Pens since being traded earlier in the summer to the Coyotes. He noted that his return to the Steel City ‘will be weird.’ [Trib Live]

Speaking of Phil, how has that trade worked for both teams? [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins will be hosting a Star Wars Night this Tuesday against the Canadiens. The night will be filled with fun activities for all Jedi, Sith, and even droids. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Talking about his next contract, Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon says “I’ll take less again’ to win with the group he has in Colorado. [Sportsnet]

Will Mike Babcock ever coach in the NHL again? [The Hockey News]

The NHL has launched GameFlow, a second screen, stats-based experience for viewers. [Yahoo]

It’s taking time, but women are still breaking ground around the league. [USA Today]