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Pens Points: Happy Thanksgiving, Pensburgh

To all our American friends, let’s kick off Turkey Day with some Pens Points!

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Here are some stuffing-filled Pens Points to begin your Thanksgiving...

Former NBC Sports broadcaster and hockey announcing legend, Doc Emrick, recently wrapped up his career, riding off into the sunset after finishing the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Emrick was able to sit down and reflect on his career, in addition to his ties to Pittsburgh. [Penguins]

Mario Lemieux will match donations to the Mario Lemieux Foundation up to $500,000 now through December 31. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here are some of the best and worst value contracts for every NHL team. [ESPN]

Fred Sasakamoose, one of NHL’s first Indigenous players, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 86. [ESPN]

The Carolina Hurricanes have severed ties with their now-former ECHL team, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. [Canes Country]

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has been forced into retirement due to complications from an eye injury suffered during last season. [Lighthouse Hockey]

The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up star d-man Mikhail Sergachev for three more seasons. [Raw Charge]