The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Adam Johnson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Forward Alex Galchenyuk has been placed on injured reserve.
Johnson, 25, played in the WBS Penguins’ season opening win against the Hershey Bears on Saturday and recorded two assists.
In his lone preseason appearance with Pittsburgh this season, Johnson scored a goal and was plus-2 against the Buffalo Sabres on September 16.
Last season, the Hibbing, Minnesota native played six NHL games with the Penguins, collecting two assists and finishing plus-2. Both helpers came during the Penguins’ 3-1 win on March 31 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Johnson also appeared in 67 games for WBS in 2018-19, finishing fourth on the team with 43 points (18G-25A).
The 6-foot, 174-pound forward has skated in 138 career AHL games, recording 29 goals, 47 assists and 76 points.
The undrafted college free agent initially signed with the Penguins after attending the teams prospect development camp on a tryout contract during the summer of 2017.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton continues its 2019-20 season on the road this Friday, Saturday, Oct. 11 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The Penguins’ home opener follows on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Utica Comets. Puck drop between the Penguins and Comets is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating 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 are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.