Here are some new Pens Points for this Tuesday morning...
After a big collision with New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil in Sunday’s 3-2 win, Penguins forward Evan Rodrigues will be out with a longer-term lower-body injury, according to Mike Sullivan. [Trib Live]
However, as a result of the injury, this could open up a lineup spot for 22-year-old prospect, Drew O’Connor. The power forward could make his NHL debut as soon as tonight against the Bruins. [Trib Live]
The taxi squad is an unprecedented concept that the league implemented this year due to some of the travel issues revolving around COVID-19. But how are teams, and more specifically the Penguins, keeping these players in “game shape” if they are not necessarily playing in meaningful games? [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Chicago Blackhawks stars Alex DeBrincat and Adam Boqvist have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, meaning they will miss an undetermined amount of games until they both clear protocol. [Second City Hockey]
Much like Evander Kane before him, Patrik Laine has now departed the Winnipeg Jets after a rather bumpy relationship reached its breaking point. Many Jets fans are now wondering: why has another player left Winnipeg? [Arctic Ice Hockey]
Ex-Coyotes GM, John Chayka, has been suspended from the NHL through the rest of the 2021 season. [New York Post]