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Jack Johnson may be on his way out, Alex Galchenyuk is injured, and John Marino is still fighting for a spot. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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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:

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]