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Matthews, Marner break bread with Marleau family on trip to Bay Area

Maple Leafs forwards reunite with new Penguins player on California trip

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Patrick Marleau reunion tour is still going strong.

Just days after the Pittsburgh Penguins forward returned to the Bay Area to play the San Jose Sharks, Marleau and his family hosted Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner for dinner at their home.

Marner and Matthews became a part of the Marleau family during their two seasons together with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With Patrick and the Penguins playing the Sharks on Saturday, and Toronto in town to play San Jose on Tuesday, the family broke bread together.

Tweet from @c_marleau: Family reunion! The boys all are getting so big. Missing Caleb, who was sound asleep.

Marleau, who San Jose traded to Pittsburgh on Feb. 24, received a big ovation from the SAP Center crowd Saturday. His wife Christina, who shared the photo of the family with Matthews and Marner, also shared her range of emotions before the game.

Tweet from @c_marleau: That awkward moment when you go see your ex, who you still have feelings for, but you���re with your new bae who you are also very into...


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