The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Teddy Blueger to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
In addition, Pittsburgh has traded forward Jean-Sebastien Dea to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Chris Wideman, who will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Blueger, 24, has skated in nine NHL games with Pittsburgh this year, scoring three times and recording four points. He notched his first NHL goal on February 1 against Anders Nilsson and the Ottawa Senators.
Blueger leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in goals this season with 21, and is tied with Ethan Prow for first on the team with 39 points.
Dea, leaves Wilkes-Barre ranked in the top 10 all-time in games played (288 – 6th), goals (72 – T5th), assists (91 – 7th) and points (163 – 6th). Dea has collected six goals and 16 assists for 22 points in 26 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.
In 29 career NHL games with the Penguins and Devils, Dea has totaled five goals and two assists for seven points.
Wideman, 29, has 13 points (3+10) in 16 games with the Springfield Thunderbirds this season. The seventh-year pro has appeared in 181 NHL games with Ottawa, Edmonton and Florida, recording 45 points (16+29). He was named the recipient of the AHL’s Eddie Shore Award as the league’s outstanding defenseman while a member of the Binghamton Senators in 2014-15.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Mar. 1 against the Providence Bruins. The Penguins’ next home game is Wednesday, Mar. 6, when they take on a Keystone State rival, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, in a game rife with postseason implications. Puck drop on between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
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. Ticket packages including 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 $44.99 for the remainder 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.