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Pens Points: COVID Concerns

From new COVID measures to woodworking, Tuesday’s Pens Points are here to kickstart your day.

NHL: OCT 03 Preseason - Red Wings at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Both Jake Guentzel and Zach Aston-Reese have recently tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the Pittsburgh Penguins are re-implementing daily COVID testing, as well as possibly reintroducing other mitigation measures. [PensBurgh]

And speaking of COVID, the players are ready for another “COVID season.” [Trib Live]

Josh Getzoff is the new, permanent radio voice of the Penguins following the retirement of the legendary Mike Lange. And now, with Lange’s blessing, Getzoff gets to start a new era of Penguins hockey by forming his own legacy. Here is a great quote that I wanted to share here. “I’m never going to look at it like I’m filling his shoes… What I’m going to do is stand tall enough to fill my own shoes this season and beyond.” [Post-Gazette]

In a move that will surprise no one, Sidney Crosby has been named to Canada’s 2022 Olympic roster. [Penguins]

While many were trying to make sourdough breads and go viral on TikTok during lockdown throughout the last year or so, some Penguins players devoted their free time to a new hobby. Woodworking has now become an enjoyable pastime for several Pittsburgh players. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Whether you like or dislike Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner, the NHL needs more voices like his. [Sports Illustrated]

Lehner recently targeted Philadelphia Flyers head coach, Alain Vigneault, in a social media thread, labeling the 60-year-old former defenseman as a “dinosaur.” Vigneault responded yesterday to Lehner’s remarks. [Broad Street Hockey]

Will Samuel Montembeault be able to leave his mark on his new team after being claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens? [Eyes On The Prize]