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Pens Points: Next Man Up

The Penguins added a new player, life is set to begin without Jason Zucker, and Kasperi Kapanen is forming his own Kapanen legacy. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins added another body to the blue line yesterday, acquiring defenseman Mark Friedman on waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. [PensBurgh]

While the Pens made a move to bolster their blue line, the team will also have to prepare for life without Jason Zucker. [Trib Live]

Speaking of Zucker, the injured winger has returned to Pittsburgh for further evaluation. [Penguins]

Kasperi Kapanen is not afraid to honor his family name, all the while trying to create a legacy of his own. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Claude Julien has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes On The Prize]

The allegation against Artemi Panarin serves as a reminder of Vladimir Putin’s effect on Russian athletes. [USA Today]

The NHL was forced to postpone yet another game due to COVID-19, this time between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights. This marks the 36th NHL game this season to be postponed because of the virus. [Sportsnet]

Akim Aliu had some strong words for the NHL and says the league is not ‘fooling’ anyone with its shallow efforts to address diversity and racism in the sport. [CBC]