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Pens Points: Kraken for Lunch

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

Seattle Kraken v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

ICYMI: If you’re heading to the Pittsburgh Penguins game later today, the start time has been adjusted to 1 p.m. ET to not interfere with the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wild Card contest. [KDKA]

Coach Mike Sullivan announced that Reilly Smith could be out for a while with an undisclosed upper-body injury that he suffered in the recent game against the Vancouver Canucks. [PensBurgh]

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins will welcome longtime former defenseman Brian Dumoulin back to Pittsburgh on Monday after he departed the team in free agency over the summer. [Trib Live]

Saturday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes was game No. 41 of 82. At the season’s halfway point, the Penguins remain focused on consistency. [Penguins]

History in the booth! On Jan. 8, Penguins team reporter Michelle Crechiolo made history by providing color commentary on the Penguins’ radio broadcast, becoming the first woman to call a Penguins game! Congrats again to the always-wonderful Michelle! [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

New York Rangers bench boss Peter Laviolette has earned his fourth NHL All-Star coaching nod. [ESPN]

Speaking of the All-Star Game, the NHL also unveiled the jerseys its players will wear during the competition. They are bold designs, to say the least. [The Hockey News]