Pittsburgh recalls Zatkoff, assigns Bennett; WBS signs Darling to PTO
Zatkoff, 25, has posted a 21-19-0 record in 43 games for WBS this season. He currently leads the AHL with a 2.00 goals-against average, while his .919 save percentage ranks 13th in the league.
Prior to joining the Penguins organization as an unrestricted free agent this year, the 6-foot-3, 179-pound Zatkoff played four seasons in the Los Angeles Kings organization for their top minor-league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.
Zatkoff, a native of Detroit, Michigan, played in 114 career games with Manchester, going 52-45-6 while posting a 9.15 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against average. Last year, he posted a 21-17-1 record, 2.49 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 44 regular-season games – earning him an AHL All-Star Game berth.
Bennett, 21, has amassed nine points (2G-7A) and posted a plus-7 rating in 19 NHL games this season. Both of his goals have been game-winning goals.
Selected 20th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Bennett has recorded 25 points (7+18) in 35 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.Darling, 24, is 13-12-3 with the Wheeling Nailers over 31 games in 2012-13 – his first full season in the ECHL – and has posted one shutout, a 2.80 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. The third-year pro made his American Hockey League debut earlier this season, signing a PTO with Hamilton on Nov. 14 and appearing in one game for the Bulldogs.
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