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PENGUINS PREVIEW VS UTICA

February 9, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head to Utica for their final match-up with the Comets in 2015-16. In the first matchup since the 2013-14 season, the Penguins triumphed over the Comets, 4-2, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. The Penguins (30-14-1-1) fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, 3-2. Carter Rowney scored both of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's goals as a part of a hearted comeback trial, but he and the Penguins were denied a tying… read more
Posted on 02/08/16

RED-HOT ROWNEY CONTINUES TO ROLL, BUT PENS LOSE, 3-2

February 6, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins pulled together a valiant comeback effort led by Carter Rowney on Saturday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, but were unable to fully overcome a three-goal opening period by their opponent in a 3-2 loss at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Rowney scored both of the Penguins’ (30-14-1-1) goals in the contest, boosting his point total in the first two games out of the All-Star break to five… read more
Posted on 02/06/16

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE JARRETT BURTON SIGNING

February 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) forward Jarrett Burton to a professional tryout contract. An undrafted free agent out of Clarkson University, the second-year pro currently leads the Nailers with 15 goals and 38 points this season. The 24-year-old from Echo Bay, Ont. had a 28-point rookie campaign with Wheeling last year after posting back-to-back 20-point seasons at Clarkson. Burton… read more
Posted on 02/06/16

ZLOBIN, ROWNEY SPARK PENGUINS’ 30th WIN OF THE SEASON

February 5, 2016 BOXSCORE   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Undaunted by a series of line-up changes prior to their game on Friday night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins earned their 30th win of the 2015-16 season with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center. Anton Zlobin, skating in his season debut with the Penguins, scored once and had an assist, while his new linemate Carter Rowney recorded two assists and the game-winning goal. It took the Penguins (30-13-1-1)… read more
Posted on 02/05/16

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON ADDS THREE PLAYERS FROM WHEELING

February 5, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Patrick McGrath from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL); forward Anton Zlobin has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton; and forward Derek Army has been signed to a professional tryout contract. McGrath has appeared in three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, recording 12 penalty minutes.  In 24 games with the… read more
Posted on 02/05/16

PENGUINS RECALL SUNDQVIST

  February 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sundqvist, 21, is in his first full season in North America, playing 39 AHL games for WBS, tallying five goals, 11 assists and 16 points.   The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist joined WBS last season during its playoff run, skating in one postseason contest.… read more
Posted on 02/04/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 2/2/16

February 2, 2016   Penguins’ Will O’Neill thrilled by All-Star experience Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (29-13-1-1) comes out of break maintaining Atlantic’s top spot   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Jan. 27 – PENGUINS 1 vs. Hartford 3 Niclas Andersén scored his third of the season, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was handed its first loss of the season when tied after two periods. Matt Murray allowed just two goals or less for the 17th time this season. Friday, Jan. 29 –… read more
Posted on 02/02/16

O’NEILL ENJOYS ALL-STAR APPEARANCE

February 1, 2016 SYRACUSE, NY - Will O’Neill and Chris Bourque are not strangers to each other.  They both grew up just outside of Boston, one of the most tightly-intertwined hockey communities.  They’ve also faced off numerous times during the past five seasons in the American Hockey League. So it seemed only natural to put the two on the ice together for Monday night’s AHL All-Star Challenge. Bourque tallied a pair of goals on the night, with O’Neill setting the… read more
Posted on 02/02/16

PITTSBURGH SIGNS SESTITO TO NHL DEAL

  February 1, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   The deal is a two-way contact that runs through the end of the 2015-16 season and carries an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.   Sestito had been playing with WBS this season on a professional tryout contract.   The Penguins will be placing Sestito on waivers Monday, and… read more
Posted on 02/01/16

PENGUINS RECALL HARRISON RUOPP

January 31, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Harrison Ruopp has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 29 games with Wheeling this season, Ruopp has earned two goals and three assists for five points and 65 penalty minutes. Ruopp has played in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and made his season debut on Jan. 16, 2016 at Syracuse. The third-year… read more
Posted on 01/31/16
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