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Penguins fans received some exciting news, the Pens may do business with a familiar partner, and we take a trip down memory lane. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

New York Islanders v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

It was announced yesterday that Pennsylvania will ease COVID-19 restrictions related to indoor and outdoor gatherings. With this news, the Pittsburgh Penguins are now set to allow fans back into PPG Paints Arena at 15% capacity, a maximum amount of 2,800 people. [PensBurgh]

Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse talked about the excitement and importance of having fans return to PPG Paints Arena. [Penguins]

The trade rumor mill is up and running again, this time potentially linking the Penguins and Anaheim Ducks to a trade revolving around Rickard Rakell. [PensBurgh]

At the time, Jim Rutherford made the right move in keeping Matt Murray and trading away Marc-Andre Fleury. But times change and they do so quickly. Now, the Penguins goalie situation remains in flux and the team could use the veteran presence of the Flower. [Trib Live]

Analysts and Evgeni Malkin alike believe things are on the upswing for the 34-year-old superstar after a troubling start to the season. Yet, concerns still remain. [Post-Gazette]

Take a trip down memory lane with the Hextall family. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Former NHLer Todd Bertuzzi has been arrested on a DUI charge. [Reuters]

Head coach John Tortorella is not worried about his job security with the Columbus Blue Jackets after his team suffered a fifth straight loss. [NHL]

Newly acquired Edmonton Oilers goaltender Alex Stalock recently revealed that he was diagnosed with myocarditis after testing positive for COVID-19 in November. [The Score]

One NHL executive believes it is only a matter of time before Jack Eichel becomes a New York Ranger. [Forever Blueshirts]