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Pens Points: Cooley’s Coyotes Come to Town

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

Pittsburgh Penguins v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager and president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas presented himself to the media on Monday while his team continues to spin its tires. Parts of the fan base have called for the removal of head coach Mike Sullivan. However, Dubas was quick to defend his head coach, saying, “I’m certain that Sully’s the best person to help us.” [PensBurgh]

Former Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato announced that he has been diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. [PensBurgh]

In an unfortunate bit of injury news, Penguins forward Bryan Rust has now been labeled as week-to-week, further straining the team’s already-tested depth. [PensBurgh]

How has former Penguins speedster Carl Hagelin been doing in retirement? Catch up with him here. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here’s a pretty hefty punishment handed out by the Department of Player Safety: Detroit Red Wings forward David Perron has been suspended for six games without pay for cross-checking Ottawa Senators defenseman Artem Zub during Saturday’s contest. [NHL]

It’s Connor versus Connor for the first time tonight. [Sportsnet]