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The Pittsburgh Penguins will activate forward Patric Hornqvist prior to tonight’s game, and have also re-assigned forward Thomas Di Pauli to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Hornqvist has missed the past 10 games due to a lower-body injury. In 20 games this season, the 5-foot-11, 189-pound winger has recorded six goals and five assists. He is looking to suit up against his former team for 10th time in his career. In nine career regular-season games against Nashville, Hornqvist has five points (3G-2A).

Di Pauli, 25, has skated in 19 games for WBS this season, recording four goals, five assists and nine points.

In 127 career AHL games, all with WBS, the Woodbridge, Illinois native has tallied 25 goals, 21 assists, and 46 points.

During the 2017-18 season, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound Di Pauli enjoyed his best campaign as a professional, netting 12 goals and 20 points in 58 games with WBS.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Dec. 28, against the Hershey Bears at Giant Center. The Penguins’ next home game is a New Year’s Eve matinée, when they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drop between the Penguins and T-Birds is scheduled for 3:05 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 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.