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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

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 3/9/16

March 9, 2016   Tom Kostopoulos celebrates milestone in style  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton captain joins exclusive 600-600 Club   Weekly Rewind Friday, Mar. 4 – PENGUINS 3 at Lehigh Valley 0 Tristan Jarry posted his fourth shutout of the season, tying Matt Murray for the team-high in 2015-16. Dustin Jeffrey had two assists in his first game with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since Nov. 11, 2011. Rookie Dominik Simon scored twice. Saturday, Mar. 5 – PENGUINS 2 at Hershey 6 The Penguins’… read more
Posted on 03/09/16

INSPIRED BY CAPTAIN’S MILESTONE, PENS BEAT BEARS, 5-4

March 6, 2016 BOXSCORE WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – It was an afternoon of celebration and redemption. One night after the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins lost to the rival Hershey Bears on the road, the Penguins stormed back for a 5-4 victory at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday afternoon. Carter Rowney scored his first career hat trick, but his feat may have been overshadowed by Tom Kostopoulos putting up three assists during the game in which he became the fourth player ever to play in 600… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

PITTSBURGH RECALLS SESTITO

March 6, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Josh Archibald was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.   Sestito, 28, has played in 32 AHL games with WBS this season, tallying three goals, six assists, nine points and 55 penalty minutes. He had one assist and was plus-1 in his last appearance with WBS, a 3-0 victory… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

PENGUINS GET BIGGS, RUOPP FROM WHEELING

March 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) reassigned Tyler Biggs and Harrison Ruopp from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Biggs, in his third pro season and first in the Penguins organization, has one goal and one assist in eight games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2015-16 campaign. The Loveland, Ohio native scored a goal in his Nailers debut on Mar. 4. In 10 career ECHL games Biggs… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

BOTH DEADLINE ADDITIONS CHIP IN, BUT PENS LOSE 6-2 TO BEARS

March 5, 2016 BOXSCORE   HERSHEY, Pa. – Both of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ main additions at the NHL trade deadline left their mark on a 6-2 loss to the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Saturday night. Dustin Jeffrey and Matthias Plachta, both acquired by the Penguins organization on Monday, Feb. 29, scored their first goals of the season since donning Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s uniform. Nathan Walker got the Bears on the board first, scoring on a breakaway 2:10 into… read more
Posted on 03/05/16
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