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There is a concern about Hagelin in Pittsburgh...

The Pens need to be careful...

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While fans and insiders are focusing on the trades and potential deals the Pittsburgh Penguins have made or are looking to make in the coming weeks, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman also has something else on his mind. 

In his latest 31 thoughts, Friedman points out the amount of postseason games veteran forward Carl Hagelin has played since 2012. 

"I think there is also concern in Pittsburgh with the toll so much hockey has taken on Carl Hagelin.

He’s a tough competitor, but no one has played more playoff games since 2012. (The total is 112, 11 more than Brian Boyle.) Add that to 453 regular-season games, the Olympics and the World Cup over that span, it’s a lot."

The 29-year-old, who has tallied just two goals and six points in 37 games, might be running out of gas... 

While Pens fans hope and possibly believe he still has more in the tank, GM Jim Rutherford might be looking for a way to help his club if Hagelin is out of order...