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A potential GM candidate has withdrawn his name, Sidney Crosby is not leaving, and this Penguins power-play is stuck in a never-ending cycle. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

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

Chris Drury, the player-turned-executive who is currently serving as the Assistant GM of the New York Rangers and reportedly was a high-interest candidate for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ vacant GM position, has pulled himself from the search, saying he has no desire to leave the Big Apple or the Blueshirts. [PensBurgh]

It was announced last night that defenseman John Marino was added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. [PensBurgh]

Here are some other notes surrounding the Pens’ current GM search. [Post-Gazette]

Do not believe everything you read on the internet. Sidney Crosby is not departing for his home country anytime soon. [Trib Live]

Having this kind of time off is unusual for the Penguins, but the team is trying to take advantage of this unexpected stoppage. [Yahoo/AP]

Although Groundhog Day has already passed us, for the Penguins power-play, every day is Groundhog Day. [Trib Live]

As Black History Month gets underway, Trevor Daley and the Penguins are teaming up to address race issues throughout hockey. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The National Women’s Hockey League will suspend its Isobel Cup playoffs after new positive COVID-19 tests. [ESPN]

The Nashville Predators have announced the availability of single-game ticket sales for the team’s February home games. [NHL]