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]