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Pens Points: Taming the Wild

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

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

“He’s in the top five,” Erik Karlsson said as he began to describe the size of teammate Ryan Graves. “I’ve played with some big boys before.” Karlsson and Graves may be getting more acquainted with one another as the Penguins shuffled their defense pairings on Sunday. [Trib Live]

Twenty years after his NHL debut, signaling the next generation of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, Marc-Andre Fleury, now with the Minnesota Wild, is returning ‘home’ in what could be his final appearance in the city where he won three championships. [Trib Live]

While the 2023 Dads Trip ended Saturday in Toronto, ending the dads’ win streak at four games dating back to last season, it was still a memory-making experience for many. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Antti Raanta was placed on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. [NHL]

Canada’s seven NHL teams are teaming up to support the ALS Super Fund, a campaign to help fight the disease following the deaths of members of the league community in the country. [ESPN]

The NHL and NHLPA are investigating after Arizona Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki was left unattended in a Dallas hospital ‘for hours’ without care last month after taking a 93 mph slap shot to the mouth against the Stars. [Daily Faceoff]