March 7, 2023 Brian Coe
Penguins player Nylander on the ice.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Alex Nylander on an emergency basis from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Forward Ryan Poehling has been placed on long-term injured reserve, retroactive to February 14.


Nylander, 25, has spent this season with WBS, where he recorded a career-high 25 goals, 25 assists, 50 points and is plus-2 through 54 games. His 50 points rank first on the team and his 25 goals rank first on WBS and fifth in the AHL.

The 6-foot-1, 192-pound forward has 84 games of NHL experience under his belt, recording 13 goals, 19 assists and 32 points with the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres. His best NHL season came in 2019-20 with Chicago when he recorded career highs across the board with 10 goals, 16 assists and 26 points in 65 games played.

In 286 career AHL games, split between the Rochester Americans, Rockford IceHogs and WBS, Nylander has tallied 77 goals, 101 assists and 178 points.

The forward has played internationally for Sweden at the World Under-18 Junior Championship in 2016 and World Junior Championship in ’16, ’17 and ’18. Nylander helped Team Sweden to a silver medal at the 2016 U18 WJC, as well as the 2018 WJC.

Nylander was originally drafted by the Sabres in the first round (8th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft and is the son of Michael Nylander, a veteran of 920 NHL games from 1992-09, and brother of Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward William Nylander.

The Penguins’ next game is back on home ice, Wednesday, Mar. 8, when they face-off against the Toronto Marlies. Puck drop for the Penguins and Marlies is 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Individual game tickets for the Penguins’ remaining 2022-23 home games, as well as season-ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now.

Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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