Pens Re-Assign Dumoulin, Zolnierczyk

Monday, December 30, 2013

To make room for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang to make their return to the Penguins lineup, Pittsburgh has re-assigned defenseman Brian Dumoulin and forward Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). Both should be in the WBS Penguins lineup tomorrow night when they host the Syracuse Crunch.

In Dumoulin's first NHL stint of six games, he tallied one assist, four penalty minutes and a plus one rating. He'll return to the WBS Penguins for their next game against the Syracuse Crunch. At the AHL level this season, Dumoulin has appeared in 22 games, registering six points (1G-5A), 19 penalty minutes and a minus one rating.

Dumoulin's return to the AHL gives the AHL Penguins eight healthy defensemen:
Brian Dumoulin, Philip Samuelsson, Brendan Mikkelson, Scott Harrington, Reid McNeill, Nick D'Agostino, Harrison Ruopp and Barry Goers.
I would expect that Goers will be released from his professional tryout shortly and be re-assigned to the Pens ECHL affiliate Wheeling Nailers.

The Pens also re-assigned Zolnierczyk, who tallied one goal in nine games with the NHL Pens. His return should give the WBS Penguins offense a boost. At the AHL level, Zolnierczyk has 14 points (10G-4A) in 21 games.

Bobby Farnham didn't practice today per Jonathan Bombulie with what head coach John Hynes said was a maintenance day. Since WBS wasn't sure what Pittsburgh was going to do in terms or roster moves, they called up forward Carter Rowney from the Wheeling Nailers as an insurance policy in case Farnham wasn't ready to play. The WBS Pens also sent Dustin Stevenson back to Wheeling (ECHL).


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