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Pens Points: Break Before Beantown

The Penguins are enjoying another extended break before heading to Boston. To pass the time, Pens Points is here to get your Wednesday rolling.

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Before the Pittsburgh Penguins ship off for Beantown, they will get another day to rest with a showdown looming between themselves and the Boston Bruins set to begin on Thursday. With no Penguins practice on Tuesday, news was hard to come by, especially on the status of injured goaltender Tristan Jarry. With the Penguins expected back on the ice today, keep your ears tuned for any new information.

Wednesday is here, and along with it, a new Pens Points...

March is now in the rearview mirror for the Penguins and what a month it was. Not only did they play 16 games in the span of 28 days, they won 12 and collected a point in another. Their success was a complete team effort from top to bottom. [Pensburgh]

For all the injuries the Penguins have dealt with this season, one area that was remained healthy were the goaltenders. That changed on Monday night when Tristan Jarry went down, but Casey DeSmith was there to pick up the slack. [Penguins]

Back in August during the Penguins brief playoff stint. Jared McCann was a healthy scratch for a playoff game and his future in Pittsburgh was cloudy at best. Now, seven months later, McCann has turned into one of the Penguins most important players. [Trib Live]

There is an expansion draft looming this summer, and the Penguins have a decision to make about which players to protect and which to expose for Seattle to choose from. What we have seen this season shows the Penguins will likely lose a solid player. [Pensburgh]

With many unknowns still surrounding the health of Tristan Jarry, the Penguins made some roster adjustments on Tuesday. Minor league goaltender Maxime Lagace was added to the taxi squad with Jonathan Gruden being sent back to the AHL. [Penguins]

After watching her hockey career come to a sudden end following back surgery in college, Shannon Webster turned her attention to her community. Leading the Penguins youth hockey program, Webster has given the gift of the game to others in the area. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Once considered the future of the Philadelphia Flyers blue line, Shayne Gostisbehere may be seeing his time with the club coming to an end. On Tuesday, the Flyers placed Gostisbehere on waivers where he could be claimed by any team. [Broad Street Hockey]

Aaron Ekblad suffered a gruesome looking injury on Sunday and had to leave the ice on a stretcher. Everyone’s worst fears were confirmed when the Florida Panthers announced their star defenseman will be missing 12 weeks with a fractured leg. [NHL]