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Pens Points: Hump Day Headlines

Shake off the early morning chill with a hot news Pens Points on this Wednesday.

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It was a chilly and overcast day in Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the type of day that reminds you hockey season is starting to get into full swing. It was another day off for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the third of this four day break which will come to an end on Thursday when cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Flyers come to town for the first meeting of the season.

A chilly morning is the perfect time for Pens Points...

Playing games without the services of Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letnag, and Bryan Rust led to some rough results for the Penguins. Although their absence is temporary for now, the reality is it could become permanent as soon as this offseason. [Pensburgh]

Last week’s three losses dropped the Penguins to last place in the Metropolitan division. While the season is still young and there is plenty of time to make up ground, the Penguins don’t want to get too far behind its division rivals. [Trib Live]

Even though he left Pittsburgh a decade ago, Max Talbot remains a significant part of Penguins franchise history. Now retired from playing the game, he’s taken up a coaching role in with AHL with the San Diego Gulls. [Trib Live]

A former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton assistant coach and his wife filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the Penguins on Tuesday. The lawsuit names the Penguins, former assistant general manager Bill Guerin, and the Penguins ownership group in the complaint. [Sporting News]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Since entering the Players’ Assistance Program in the offseason, Carey Price has been out of action for the Montreal Canadiens. According to the team’s head coach. Price is expected to return to the team in the coming days. [Sportsnet]

One name mentioned in the Chicago Blackhawks scandal that had not been heard from until Tuesday was Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. He spoke to the media for the first time since the report was released. [CBC]