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Pens Points: Captain Contracts Covid

Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on the Penguins’ locker room. Get the latest news in today’s Pens Points.

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

It was announced yesterday that Pittsburgh Penguins captain, Sidney Crosby, has tested positive for Covid-19. Defenseman Brian Dumoulin also tested positive for the virus. [PensBurgh]

Fellow Penguins blue liner who also contracted the coronavirus, Kris Letang, is continuing to rebound after having his bout with the disease. [Trib Live]

Kasperi Kapanen’s early-season struggles are well-documented to this point, with the winger bluntly stating: ‘It’s just not bouncing for me.’ [Post-Gazette]

GM Ron Hextall recently spoke and took stock of his team’s positives and negatives through the first eight games of the season. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Ex-Chicago Blackhawks coach Brad Aldrich’s name has been removed from the Stanley Cup following the request from the team’s owner. [CBS Sports]

The Nashville Predators have announced that fans won’t have to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter Bridgestone Arena starting on November 13. [Yahoo Sports]

We’ll round out Pens Points today with two different viewpoints on the Jack Eichel saga. First up, the Calgary Flames are reportedly finalists to land the superstar center. Can the Flames meet the Buffalo Sabres’ asking price? [The Hockey News/SI]

And let’s head to another Western Conference team: the Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights are also in the Eichel sweepstakes, but what would Vegas have to part with to land the Massachusetts native? [Las Vegas Review-Journal]