The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Andrew Agozzino, Joseph Blandisi and Sam Lafferty, as well as defenseman Kevin Czuczman to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
WBS plays two games before Pittsburgh plays its next game on January 31 at home against Philadelphia.
Agozzino, 29, has appeared in nine games at the NHL level this season, notching his first point (1A) with the Penguins on January 14 in the win against Minnesota.
Before being called up on January 6, the Kleinburg, Ontario native led WBS in points (31) and was tied for the team lead in goals (14) and assists (17) after 35 games played. He was also named to the 2020 AHL All-Star Game.
With both Pittsburgh and the Colorado Avalanche, Agozzino has totaled six points (1G-5A) in 30 NHL games.
Blandisi, 25, just completed his seventh trip up to the big club this season, where he has tallied five points in (2G-3A) in 16 games.
With WBS this season, Blandisi has four goals, four assists, and eight points in 16 games.
Lafferty, 24, has recorded 10 points (4G-6A) in 36 games with his hometown team after starting off strong with six points (3G-3A) in his first 10 NHL games.
The Hollidaysburg, PA native has only played in three games with WBS at the AHL level this season, scoring one goal.
Czuczman, 29, has seen no action with Pittsburgh after being called up last on December 27. In 21 games with WBS, the Port Elgin, Ontario native has one goal, seven assists for eight points.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s six-game road trip continues on Friday, Jan. 24 against the Charlotte Checkers. The Penguins’ next home game is Friday, Jan. 31 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms 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 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.