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Old 11-28-2009, 11:44 AM   #9508
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From the Pens' website:

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defensemen Deryk Engelland and Ben Lovejoy to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Engelland made his NHL debut Nov. 10 at Boston and recorded his first point (an assist) Nov. 16 vs. Anaheim. He posted two assists and 17 penalty minutes in nine games with Pittsburgh.

In eight games with Pittsburgh, Lovejoy collected three assists and a plus-5 rating. During his stint, Lovejoy saw action on the Penguins’ power-play and penalty-killing units while averaging nearly 18 minutes per game (17:53). Lovejoy notched his first career NHL point (an assist) Nov. 14 vs. Boston.
Well shit - I was hoping to see Skoula waived and Engelland kept up here. I liked Engelland's game a lot - physical, tough, reasonably solid in his own end and will fight. You can never have too many guys like that.

Anyway, the good news is that these moves mean that both Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski will be returning to the lineup tonight, leaving Jay McKee as the only defenseman still on IR.

EDIT: Just read on the Pens site that McKee hopes to return Monday night, which means we'd finally have our regular D corps together for the first time since October 20 when Gonchar got hurt. No word on Kunitz and Kennedy and when they will be back, though.

EDIT #2: TK is back in as well!
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