Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...
Nick Bjugstad is a forward, a new father, and now he adds the role of penalty-killer to his repertoire. [Post-Gazette]
Defenseman Zach Trotman doesn’t have a real shot of making the opening night roster for the Pens unless injury strikes the blue line, but the defender has found his groove with the black and gold. [Trib Live]
Zach Aston-Reese is at a bit of a crossroads at this point in his young NHL career. Is he a power forward? Is he a goalscorer? Either way, if healthy, Z.A.R. could be a big boost to the Penguins’ lineup. [Trib Live]
Defensive prospect John Marino is helping the Penguins achieve their goal of restocking the cupboards with young, quality d-line depth. [Trib Live]
Matt Cullen wrapped up his successful NHL career this past summer. Now working with the Penguins as an assistant coach, he’s teaching the tools of the trade when it comes to taking faceoffs. [Trib Live]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Goalie battles are always fun to watch (hello Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury!) Here are three teams that may have a net-minding dilemma early on this season. [Puck Prose]