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Pens Points: Lineup Shuffling

More Pens players are entering and leaving COVID protocol. Tuesday’s Pens Points will get you caught up on the latest news.

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

Let’s kick things off with some positive news: Kris Letang has been removed from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. He’s in line to rejoin the team for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. [Penguins]

On the not-so-good side of things, both Chad Ruhwedel and Marcus Pettersson have entered the protocol. [PesnBurgh]

So far, Kasperi Kapanen has just four assists to his name to begin the 2021-22 season. What is going on with the speedy winger? [PensBurgh]

P.O Joseph has been recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins due to the ever-growing list of defensemen that are not with the team. The 22-year-old blue liner, however, remains firmly a part of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ future plans. [Trib Live]

Take a look at these eight numbers that describe the story of the Penguins’ season so far. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault case will not be going away anytime soon. Kyle Beach, the central figure of the case, was failed and is still being failed by the people and resources that were supposed to help him. [Die By The Blade]

One of the talking points that has come out of the aforementioned scandal has been the need for hockey to change its culture. How, exactly, is that done? [SI/The Hockey News]

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed media yesterday and defended the NHL’s disciplinary decisions in the Blackhawks investigation, a move that has not sat well with many. [ESPN]