Pens Vs. Blue Jackets – December 21

After the Pens loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, General Manager Jim Rutherford made a couple of moves to bolster the sagging squad. He traded a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2019 to the Dallas Stars for imposing Defensemen, Jami Oleksiak. Rutherford made another minor move, trading RW Josh Archibald, G Sean Maguire, and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for G Michael Leighton and a fourth-round pick in 2019. Patric Hornqvist, who was sent home after the game last Saturday in Arizona with an upper body injury, is also a game time decision as the Pens take on the second-place team in the Metropolitan Division, the Columbus Blue Jackets, tonight at PPG Paints Arena. They’ll then welcome in the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night, before getting a much needed break for Christmas. Here’s your Puckdrop for tonight’s game:

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