The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Simon Despres from injured reserve and re-assigned him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Despres, 20, has played in 14 NHL games this season for Pittsburgh, tallying four points (1G-3A) and a plus-4 rating. Despres had missed the previous 15 games while recovering from a knee injury suffered on Jan. 10 against Ottawa.
The Laval, Quebec native has also appeared in 25 games this season for WBS, scoring three goals, four assists and seven points. Despres was voted as a starter for the AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, N.J. last month, but he had to miss the game due to injury.
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