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PITTSBURGH RECALLS SUNDQVIST, REASSIGNS SIMON

  March 18, 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.   Forward Dominik Simon has been re-assigned to WBS.   Sundqvist, 21, made his NHL debut on Feb. 5 at Tampa Bay and recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on Feb. 24 at Boston in the most recent of his 10 NHL games.   The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist… read more
Posted on 03/18/16

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/15/16

March 15, 2016   Rowney and Kostopoulos stay hot for Penguins Wilkes-Barre/Scranton leaders take charge in locker room and on scoresheet   Weekly Rewind Wednesday, Mar. 9 – PENGUINS 6 vs. Lehigh Valley 5  (OT) The Penguins had an amazing come-from-behind win against the Phantoms, rallying from down 5-2 in the third period to win 6-5 in overtime. Tom Kostopoulos had his first four-assist game in his career. Carter Rowney completed a three-point game (2G-1A) with the overtime game-winner.… read more
Posted on 03/15/16

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON LOSES TO BRIDGEPORT, 3-2

March 13, 2016 BOXSCORE   BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dropped the second game of a back-to-back, home-and-home series with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, falling 3-2 on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena. Shavertown native Patrick McGrath and recent call-up Adam Krause both turned in assists for their first career AHL points, but the extra energy provided by the first-time scorers couldn’t match the hat trick by Bridgeport’s Justin Florek. A chaotic scrum… read more
Posted on 03/13/16

PENGUINS HIT HOT GOALIE AND FALL TO BRIDGEPORT, 3-2

March 12, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday night, only to fall, 3-2, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Sound Tigers’ rookie goalie Stephon Williams put forth a 30-save effort, his highest save total since Dec. 27, 2015, and kept the Penguins (36-20-4-1) at bay long enough for the Sound Tigers to eek out the win. “(Williams) was spectacular. He was really… read more
Posted on 03/13/16

PENGUINS RECALL ADAM KRAUSE

March 12, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Adam Krause from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). This is Krause’s first AHL recall. Krause has 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points in 37 games with the Nailers this season. His goal total is tied for third-most on the team. The Hermantown, Minn. native posted a career-best five-game point streak spanning Feb. 17, 2016 – Feb. 27, 2016, including a streak of… read more
Posted on 03/12/16

PENGUINS SEND THREE PLAYERS TO WHEELING

March 10, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned Anton Zlobin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Wheeling, and Derek Army has been released from his professional tryout contract. Foster, 28, has appeared in seven games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 3.60 goals against average and .854 save percentage. The sixth-year… read more
Posted on 03/10/16

SHEARY RETURNS TO WBS

  March 10, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Conor Sheary to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sheary, 23, has 36 points (7G-29A) in 30 AHL games this season with WBS. He has five points (3G-2A) in 29 NHL contests with Pittsburgh.   The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have a home-and-home series with Bridgeport this Saturday and Sunday. WBS currently… read more
Posted on 03/10/16

PENGUINS CAP OFF ELECTRIFYING COMEBACK FOR 6-5 O.T. WIN

March 9, 2016 BOXSCORE   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins completed a wild come-from-behind 6-5 overtime victory against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Wednesday night thanks to an inconceivable series of individual feats. One game after his first three-assist game in almost 13 years, Tom Kostopoulos put forth the first five-assist performance of his 1231-game professional career. On the day Carter Rowney inked his first NHL contract,… read more
Posted on 03/10/16

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

PITTSBURGH SIGNS ROWNEY TO NHL DEAL

   The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Carter Rowney to a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The two-way deal begins with the 2016-17 season and runs through the 2017-18 campaign, and has an average annual value of $612,500. Rowney, 26, ranks second in scoring this season on WBS with 39 points in 58 games. He has already established career highs in goals (17), assists (22), points (39) and plus-minus (+22). His… read more
Posted on 03/09/16
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