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Penguins Recall Williams and Sneep

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jason Williams and defenseman Carl Sneep from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Williams, 31, has played in two games this season for Pittsburgh, going scoreless with two penalty minutes while averaging 11:07 minutes.

The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Williams has appeared in 21 games for WBS, scoring three goals and 17 points. Williams, who was signed by the Penguins as an unrestricted free agent on July 26, has played in 449 career NHL games with Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas and Pittsburgh, tallying 225 points (93G-132A).

Sneep, 24, will be looking to make his NHL debut tonight against the Sabres. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound blueliner has nine assists and a plus-6 rating in 27 games with WBS this season. His nine points lead all WBS defensemen.

A native of St. Louis Park, Minn., Sneep is in his second season with WBS. As a rookie last season he notched 17 points (4G-13A) and posted a plus-17 rating in 61 games. He also appeared in two playoff contests.

Sneep, Pittsburgh’s second-round draft pick (32nd overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft, played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston College of Hockey East from 2006-10. During that span he helped the Eagles win two NCAA titles in 2008 and ’10. As a senior, Sneep earned both a Hockey East All-Tournament Selection and All-Hockey East honorable mention after leading all Boston College blueliners with 28 points (11G-17A) in 42 games.

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