It appears as though Colin McDonald is on his way back to the AHL Penguins this afternoon as he has been placed on the "In the System" portion of the NHL Penguins team website and not on the regular roster. That nugget caught my attention thanks to Pittsburgh Penguins beat writer at the Post Gazette, Dave Molinari.
Jason Williams also sent down as the team announced it this afternoon.
The move to bring McDonald and Williams back gives the NHL Penguins 11 healthy forwards.
I have a feeling that Jordan Staal and Simon Despres, who were given a 5 to 10 day timeline by Dan Bylsma might be ready to return to action this weekend. Either way, no need to pay McDonald and Williams their NHL salaries when they could be practicing in the AHL this week.
If McDonald and Williams are going to stay in the AHL this weekend, then expect the next news to be Cody Chupp and Ryan Schnell to be on their way back to Wheeling (ECHL).