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Pens Points: Penultimate Preseason Clash

The Penguins have some salary cap decisions to make, a former Pens goalie has a new gig, and multiple players are hurt. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: SEP 22 Preseason - Penguins at Red Wings Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

What will the Penguins do to become compliant with the salary cap by next week’s opener? [Pensburgh]

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is expected to take the ice tonight after the organization has been ‘managing his workload’ throughout training camp. [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins have signed longtime NHL presence Duane Sutter (of the famed Sutter family) and former NHLer Jay McClement to scouting contracts. [Trib Live]

Former Penguin net-minder, Ty Conklin, has joined the University of New Hampshire as a goaltender development coach. [Trib Live]

Ahead of tonight’s preseason game with the Red Wings, prospects John Marino, Adam Johnson, and Zach Trotman are out nursing injuries. [Trib Live]

Juuso Riikola is feeling much more comfortable with the Penguins in his second season. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The St. Louis Blues have acquired Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes. [St. Louis Game Time]

Maple Leafs star, Auston Matthews, will have a hearing later today after receiving a citation for disorderly conduct in Arizona earlier this year. [USA Today]

Even at 37-years-old, Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, wants to be a part of the team’s future and youth movement. [USA Today]

While the Islanders will be playing the majority of their home games this season at Nassau Coliseum, the NHL still does not see the venue as an “NHL major league facility.” [Eyes On Isles]

Multiple NHL teams have reportedly contacted the Jets to talk about a still-unsigned Patrik Laine. [Yahoo]