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Pens Points: Atop The Division

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Aston-Reese is out, and a local rink will be upgraded. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: FEB 18 Maple Leafs at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

The Penguins kicked off a home-and-home series last night with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Even without Evgeni Malkin, who was a late scratch, the Penguins decimated the Leafs, going out 5-0 in the second period and not looking back, winning 5-2. [Recap]

There’s been an update on the injury status of Zach Aston-Reese, who is out ‘week-to-week’ with a lower-body injury. [Pensburgh]

Marcus Pettersson’s offensive game is continuing to evolve. [Trib Live]

The Penguins will be awarding $100,000 to a local rink for renovations. [Trib Live]

Sidney Crosby looks to have a stable left winger for the foreseeable future in Jason Zucker. The question now becomes, who will be his right winger? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

More trades were made yesterday, with the Capitals acquiring d-man Brenden Dillon. [Japers’ Rink]

...And the Rangers trading away Joey Keane to the Hurricanes for Julien Gauthier. [Blueshirt Banter]