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Pens Points: Avoiding the Bolt

Catch up on some of the latest hockey headlines in today’s Pens Points.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Life as an AHL or fringe NHL player isn’t all that glamorous. One day, you could be playing in eastern Pennsylvania and needed in Los Angeles the next night. For forward Jansen Harkins, he’s taken his multiple call-ups this season in stride. The following comes from Justin Guerriero’s article: This month (November), the Penguins repeatedly announced his AHL recall only to reassign him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton shortly after that: seven times since Nov. 18, to be exact. [Trib Live]

Here’s another roster transaction: The Pittsburgh Penguins assigned Alex Nylander to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday. [Trib Live]

Bryan Rust believes this year’s “Rustache” could be one of his best yet. “It’s definitely up there, this is one of the better years,” Rust said. The stylish facial hair has now taken center stage and for a good cause. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Former Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Scott Darling didn’t hold back when talking about the NHL and NHLPA’s player assistance program, saying bluntly, “Fuck them. They’re monsters.” [Yahoo]

New Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Kane is hoping to play his first game with the Detroit Red Wings in 7-10 days. Kane signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings on Tuesday. [NHL]

The league recently took part in opening the White House Holiday Ice Rink. [NHL]