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Pens Points: Getting Healthy

Are the Penguins getting healthy at just the right time? Check out today’s Pens Points to find that answer to this and much more.

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

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Kasper Bjorkqvist made his NHL debut in the club’s last game against the San Jose Sharks. The 24-year-old has overcome obstacles, not setbacks, to persevere and make it to the highest level of professional hockey. [Trib Live]

The Penguins also announced that defenseman P.O Joseph has been re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL affiliate. [Trib Live]

Goaltender Tristan Jarry is leaving his COVID-19 isolation period. Throw in a fully-recovered Evgeni Malkin, and could the Penguins be returning to full strength for the second half of the campaign? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has now publicly said that he explored options to try and have Olympic hockey played at the Summer Olympics. [Yahoo]

The 2022 Winter Classic is in the books. It was one of the coldest NHL games on record, with the St. Louis Blues coming out on top by a score of 6-4. But where could the 2023 version of the game be played? [CBS Sports]

Goalie fight? Goalie fight. In the Federal Prospects Hockey League, a low-level professional league based in the United States, two netminders threw hands in a blowout contest that also included a line brawl. [Yahoo]

Will the Quebec Nordiques ever realistically return to the NHL? [The Hockey News]