The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Joseph Blandisi on an emergency basis from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Blandisi, 25, has appeared in 11 games for Pittsburgh, tallying three points (1G-2A) including the game-winning goal against Minnesota on October 12.
The Markham, Ontario native has skated in 12 games for the WBS Penguins this season, recording seven points (3G-4A). He has three points (1G-2A) over his last three games, and his .58 points-per-game average ranks sixth on WBS.
Blandisi has played in parts of four seasons in the NHL, compiling 29 points (9G-20A) in 91 games while hitting career highs during his rookie season in 2015-16 with New Jersey in games played (41), goals (5), assists (12) and points (17).
In parts of four seasons in the AHL with Albany, San Diego, Binghamton and WBS, Blandisi has totaled 127 points (45G-82A) in 170 games while also being named an AHL All-Star in ’16-17 while with Albany.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Dec. 13, the first game of a back-to-back set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse against the Cleveland Monsters. The Penguins’ next home game is Wednesday, Dec. 18 against the Providence Bruins. Puck drop between the Penguins and Bruins is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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 state-of-the-art, 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.