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PENGUINS SIGN FRANKY PALAZZESE TO PTO

March 9, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) goalie Franky Palazzese to a professional tryout contract. An undrafted free agent out of the Ontario Hockey League, the second-year pro currently leads the Nailers with four shutouts this season. Furthermore, Palazzese started the year by setting a career-best shutout streak dating back to the 2014-15 regular season (108:21). The 22-year-old from Toronto,… read more
Posted on 03/09/16

PENGUINS GET BIGGS, RUOPP FROM WHEELING

March 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) reassigned Tyler Biggs and Harrison Ruopp from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Biggs, in his third pro season and first in the Penguins organization, has one goal and one assist in eight games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2015-16 campaign. The Loveland, Ohio native scored a goal in his Nailers debut on Mar. 4. In 10 career ECHL games Biggs… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

ARCHIBALD RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

  March 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Josh Archibald from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Archibald, 23, will be looking to make his NHL debut when the Penguins host the Calgary Flames in Saturday afternoon’s 3 p.m. tilt at CONSOL Energy Center.   This season the 5-foot-10, 176-pound second-year pro has compiled eight goals, six assists… read more
Posted on 03/04/16

PENGUINS ACQUIRE PLACHTA FROM COYOTES

  February 29, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Matthias Plachta and a conditional 2017 seventh-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Sergei Plotnikov, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.     Plachta is currently on a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $743,000 at the NHL level. He will be a restricted free agent after this season.  Plachta will join the Penguins’… read more
Posted on 02/29/16

PENGUINS RECALL GOALIE BRIAN FOSTER

February 27, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today they have recalled goalie Brian Foster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout with 30 saves in a 3-0 Penguins win at Syracuse on Dec. 19, 2015. In 15 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 7-7-0-1… read more
Posted on 02/27/16

BRIAN FOSTER REASSIGNED BY PENGUINS

February 24, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 14 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 6-7-0-1 record, a 3.12 goals against average, and .899 save percentage. Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout with… read more
Posted on 02/24/16

BRIAN FOSTER REASSIGNED BY WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

February 12, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 13 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 6-6-0-1 record, a 2.93 goals against average, and .905 save percentage. Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout… read more
Posted on 02/12/16

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

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

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
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