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The Pittsburgh Penguins concluded a homestand last night by welcoming the bottom-dwelling Columbus Blue Jackets to town. A first-period Johnny Gaudreau goal gave CBJ an early boost, but the Penguins answered back to earn a deuce. [Recap]
Yesterday’s practice proved to be a notable one, as many of the Penguins’ sick players hit the ice and Kris Letang skated once again, showing another encouraging sign as he recovers from his stroke. [PensBurgh]
However, forward Ryan Poehling missed last night’s contest due to an undisclosed injury. [Trib Live]
The Penguins and Pittsburgh Public Schools also announced yesterday the unveiling of PPS All-Stars, a new mentoring program that includes the commitment from the Penguins that all Pittsburgh Public Schools students and educators within K-5, 6-8, and K-8 schools are able to attend a Penguins hockey game for free at PPG Paints Arena. [Penguins]
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That’s not all for the Colorado Avalanche. The team announced yesterday that star Nathan MacKinnon will miss “some time” with an injury. It was later revealed to be a multiple-week ailment. [Mile High Hockey]