Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...
Jack Johnson’s very controversial tenure in Pittsburgh may be nearing its end, if a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger is to be believed. [PensBurgh]
Adding on to the above Pens Point, Twitter user @Account4hockey posted a follow-up tweet regarding Dreger’s stance that has gained some traction within the Penguins’ Twitter-sphere:
Dreger says on TSN1200 the Pens are trying hard to move Jack Johnson but probably have to include a sweetener to get it done. Expects Rutherford to be able to pull it off— James (@Account4hockey) September 26, 2019
It was recently revealed that Alex Galchenyuk is injured with a minor lower-body injury. In his absence, who is most likely to step up and make a name for themselves? [PensBurgh]
With the final preseason game to be played tomorrow, defenseman John Marino is still here fighting for a roster spot. At the very least, he’s made a solid first impression. [Post-Gazette]
For the ninth straight year, the Penguins will be hosting their ‘Free Game for Kids,’ and have given out 18,000 tickets for the contest. [Penguins]
News and notes from around the league...
Flyers’ center, Nolan Patrick, is considered week-to-week as he continues to deal with a migraine disorder. [Broad Street Hockey]
Here is the most recent medical update on Canadiens legend, Guy Lafleur, who recently underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery. [NHL]
Given his recent legal troubles, is Auston Matthews really ready to take on the captaincy of the Toronto Maple Leafs? [USA Today]