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Pens Points: Gameday Once Again

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Jared McCann will miss some game time, Marcus Pettersson isn’t too far off from returning, and we see if Brian Burke has learned how to tie a tie. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

For better or worse, Brian Burke’s hiring as President of Hockey Operations will see the veteran executive bring a no-nonsense approach to the organization. [Trib Live]

24 hours later, and we still have not been given a definitive answer as to what Burke’s role will be with the team. So, why was he brought on board? [Trib Live]

Forward Jared McCann has been given a week-to-week injury designation. [Trib Live]

Will Brian Burke finally wear his tie in a proper fashion? [Post-Gazette]

With the Pens needing help on the back end, it was a good thing to see Marcus Pettersson rejoin practice with his teammates, meaning his return to game action should not be too far off. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Has Auston Matthews become the league’s most dangerous goal scorer? [Sportsnet]

The Washington Capitals’ new Reverse Retro jerseys have been selling like hotcakes. [Washingtonian]

NHL teams are acting with caution and not going to private Toronto-area restaurants despite the green light given by the Ontario government. [CBC]