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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman P.O Joseph and forward Drew O’Connor to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Forwards Anthony Angello and Josh Currie have been re-assigned to the taxi squad.

Joseph, 21, has played 16 games for Pittsburgh in his first NHL season, tallying one goal, four assists and five points. Joseph notched a point (assist) in his NHL debut on January 22 against the New York Rangers and later registered a three-point mark (3A) against the Rangers on January 30. On February 6 at the New York Islanders, Joseph found the back of the net for the first time in his career.

O’Connor, 22, has skated in nine games for the Penguins this season, registering an assist in his NHL debut on January 26 at Boston.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is back in action on Saturday night, when they travel to Newark, NJ to face the Binghamton Devils at 7pm.  Fans can listen to the game on WILK News Radio (over the air and online) or watch on AHLTV.com