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A d-man got a raise, this next stretch of games will tell a lot about the team, and the Golden Knights want to make a move. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: JAN 21 Penguins at Flyers Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

The news cycle has slowed down since the Penguins are on their bye week, but that doesn’t mean Jim Rutherford takes days off. He and the club announced a new, 5-year extension with defenseman Marcus Pettersson. [Pensburgh]

As the Penguins come back from their break, their next stretch of games, which will include some stiffer competition and division rivals, will certainly test the limits of what they can accomplish. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Vegas Golden Knights have aspirations to bring an AHL franchise to Sin City. [NHL]

NHL Hall of Famer Ed Belfour was arrested yesterday at a Bowling Green hotel. [Courier-Journal]

Brett Hull was mic’d at the All-Star Game, and it was a pretty fun time. [Yahoo]

The Flyers’ front office is crying to the NHL over the number of back-to-back games the team has to play. [Philadelphia Inquirer]