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Gary Roberts has a new job, another Penguins prospect is in Europe, and we see how salary arbitration has changed over the years. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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While the Pittsburgh Penguins free agent fanfare has died down quite a bit, that doesn't mean the team isn't in the news.

Here are some new Pens Points for this Thursday morning...

Former Penguins forward Gary Roberts has been hired by the Seattle Kraken as a sports performance consultant. [Trib Live]

Another Penguins player has been loaned to a European team. Cameron Lee, the undrafted free agent defenseman who was signed on March 17, has agreed to terms with HC Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak Extraliga. [Trib Live]

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins recently made a roster move, signing goaltender Shane Starrett to an AHL-only contract. [Trib Live]

One of the unfortunate side effects of COVID-19 has been the loss of employment, either through furlough or permanent termination. Now, Aramark, the food service provider that serves both PPG Paints Arena and PNC Park, has announced it had furloughed more than 1,200 employees as a result of the pandemic. [Post-Gazette]

Salary arbitration in the NHL can turn into a bit of a messy process these days, with many teams wanting to avoid having to meet with a player and his camp to hash out an agreed-upon salary. Arbitration has changed throughout the years, however, and GM Jim Rutherford is a living example of this. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Chicago Blackhawks have pulled a New York Rangers, and the team recently announced its intentions to go full steam ahead with a rebuilding process. With that in mind, are any of the aging stars on the table to be traded? Perhaps one of the NHL’s 100 greatest-ever players in Jonathan Toews? (wink, nudge). Here are three landing spots Toews could be traded to. [FanSided]

Steve Yzerman’s plan to rebuild the Detroit Red Wings may, in fact, be working. [The Detroit News]

And here are some valuable NHL free agents that still remain unsigned. [Yahoo]