Damn, I was hoping this...
Penguins Re-Assign Forwards Tangradi, Wallace
Wednesday, 02.09.2011 / 5:00 PM / News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Eric Tangradi and Tim Wallace to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Tangradi has appeared in 13 games for Pittsburgh this season, posting two points (1G-1A). Wallace played the past two games with the Penguins.
meant a player or two (like Kunitz and Asham) were healthy and coming back for the game tonight. Then I read this now...
Penguins Recall Four Players
Thursday, 02.10.2011 / 9:00 AM / News
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled four players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The four players recalled are forwards Ryan Craig, Nick Johnson, Brett Sterling and Joe Vitale.
Johnson, 25, leads WBS with 20 goals while placing second (tied) with 39 points in 48 games. He also has a team-high 10 power-play goals.
Sterling, 26, is also tied for second in scoring on WBS with 39 points through 46 contests. He’s posted 18 goals, 21 assists, six power-play goals and a plus-12 rating.
Craig, 29, ranks fourth on WBS with 33 points on 13 goals and 20 assists in 49 games.
Vitale, 25, has appeared in 50 games this season for WBS, recording eight goals, 27 points, a plus-12 rating and two shorthanded tallies.
Right now, I'm not sure if I care if they win or lose these next 4-5 games. Just as long as no one else gets injured/suspended. It's like they're running a forwards M.A.S.H clinic.
F Matt Cooke - 4 game suspension
F Arron Asham, upper body (day-to-day)
F Mike Comrie, injured reserve/hip (indefinitely)
C Sidney Crosby, injured reserve/mild concussion (indefinitely)
F Chris Kunitz, lower body (day-to-day)
F Mark Letestu, lower body (4-6 weeks)
C Evgeni Malkin, torn ACL & MCL (indefinitely)