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Pens Points: Onward to Anaheim

Craig Patrick will be honored, Bjugstad is on the ice, and Rodrigues is ready for anything. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: FEB 26 Penguins at Kings Photo by Adam Davis/Icon Sports

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

Nick Bjugstad has finally returned to the ice after months of missing action due to a core muscle injury. [Post-Gazette]

Evan Rodrigues seems like the wild card in the trade that brought back Conor Sheary and moved Dominik Kahun. But Rodrigues is ready to do whatever the Pens ask of him. [Post-Gazette]

Former Penguins GM, Craig Patrick, has been announced as the Larry’s Heroes Lifetime Achievement Awardee. [KDKA 1020]

Anthony Angello is feeling more confident after getting a taste of NHL ice. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

David Ayres’ historic win has caused the NHL to re-think the emergency goalie policy because the league hates fun things that bring them positive publicity. [NY Post]

Joe Thornton has no intention to retire anytime soon, saying he wants to remain in San Jose past this season. [The Mercury News]

Ilya Mikheyev wonders why Canadians and Americans don’t eat soup more often. And now, the Maple Leafs forward has a partnership with Campbell Canada. [Forbes]