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PITTSBURGH CALLS FOR CONNER

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Conner, 26, was recalled Monday and was a pivotal player in Pittsburgh’s 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden that evening. Conner recorded his first career two-goal game, while also netting the game-winner in the third period. His first goal was his first as a Penguin. Conner was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton following Monday’s win. He has played seven games for Pittsburgh this season, recording three points (2G-1A) and 10 shots on goal. The speedy forward has appeared in 24 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season and ranks fifth on the club with 22 points (7G-15A). He tied a WBS franchise record with five points (2G-3A) in a 6-3 victory over the Syracuse Crunch Jan. 23. Conner (5-foot-8, 180 pounds) spent three-plus seasons with the Dallas Stars organization prior to signing with Pittsburgh over the summer. In 71 games with the Stars he recorded 21 points (7G-14A).

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