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Pens Points: Cruisin’ Kapanen

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A player has been waived, Kasperi Kapanen is thriving, and Penguins are TikToking. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

In what may be a sign of larger moves to come, the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday placed forward Colton Sceviour on waivers. [PensBurgh]

The Penguins also re-assigned three other players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [Penguins]

Emily Pfalzer Matheson, wife to Penguins defenseman Mike Matheson, has shown to be an inspiration to many, including her husband. [Penguins]

Kasperi Kapanen has exploded in recent games, notching six points in his last five contests. In addition to this welcomed scoring streak, the Finnish winger is quietly leading the Pens in several 5-on-5 stats as well. [Trib Live]

The Penguins’ recent partnership with social media platform TikTok will allow the team to reach even more fans than ever before. While some fans will view this as a distraction to the team, others see it as a unique opportunity to tap into another sphere of digital content. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL draft lottery may be set for significant changes. [USA Today]

ESPN looks primed to put their hat into the ring to acquire a slice of the NHL’s television rights. If the Worldwide Leader in Sports is successful in doing so, it could mean that live NHL games will be broadcast on the main television network for the first time since 2004. [Barrett Sports Media]