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The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Ruhwedel, 28, has played in 11 NHL games for the Penguins this season, his third with the club. A member of the Pens’ 2017 Stanley Cup championship team, Ruhwedel has 15 points (4G-11A) in 89 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, plus another 18 games of playoff appearances.

Ruhwedel appeared in 28 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2016-17 season, posting 16 points (4+12) in that time.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton plays three games in the next four days to close out the 2018 calendar year: Dec. 28 versus Hershey; Dec. 29 at Lehigh Valley; and Dec. 31 at Binghamton.

Throughout the duration of his conditioning assignment, Ruhwedel remains a member of the Penguins’ 23-man active roster.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is tonight, Friday, Dec. 28, when they take on another Keystone State rival, the Hershey Bears. Tonight’s game also serves as an Eyewitness News Fan Friday with lower bowl tickets available for just $14 and select draught beers on sale for $2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Puck drop between the Penguins and Bears at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is scheduled for 7:05.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins’ offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the 20th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, begin at just $79.99 for the entire 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.

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