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

Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

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

The Penguins played host to the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, and while Marc-Andre Fleury did not get the start against his former squad, the Penguins did earn a much-needed two points, beating Minnesota 4-3. [Recap]

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation announced Monday that the fifth annual “Night of Assists” charity gala will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24. [Penguins]

“It just feels like time flies so quick,” Fleury said. “My whole time here, my career, it’s 20 years. It’s gone by so fast. It’s insane. Here’s more on Marc-Andre Fleury being the ‘same exact guy’ during his 20 years in the NHL. [Trib Live]

The Penguins placed defenseman Ryan Shea on waivers Monday afternoon. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Ottawa Senators on Monday relieved D.J. Smith as the team’s head coach. Jacques Martin, who served as Ottawa’s head coach for nine seasons from 1995 through the 2003-04 season, will serve as the team’s interim head coach, with franchise legend Daniel Alfredsson joining the team’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. [NHL]

This cool story has minor ties to the current Pittsburgh sports landscape. Myles Jack, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his mother LaSonjia became majority owners of the Allen Americans of the ECHL, the first Black majority owners in the league. [NHL]

Look at The Hockey News’s midseason top-50 NHL Draft ranking. [The Hockey News]