Penguins Reduce Roster to 37

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dominik Uher is still on Pittsburgh's roster. Photo credit: Michelle Tapp.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went to work in narrowing down their NHL roster, trimming their training camp roster down to 37.

Of those, goaltenders Eric Hartzell and Matt Murray, defensemen Alex Boak,  Nick D'Agostino, Harrison Ruopp and Clark Seymour and forwards Josh Archibald, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Nick Drazenovic, Tom Kostopoulous, Tom Kuhnhackl, Matia Marcantuoni, Adam Payerl, Bryan Rust, Conor Sheary, Scott Wilson and Anton Zlobin were re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).

They will report Wilkes-Barre for AHL training camp on Friday. The first on-ice practice is scheduled for Saturday.

The Penguins also re-assigned goaltender Tristan Jarry to the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL).

Some surprises include Adam Payerl being sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Payerl was a darkhorse candidate to make the NHL club, but will start this season in the AHL.

Some surprises still on the roster include Bobby Farnham, Pierre-Luc Leblond, Reid McNeill and Taylor Chorney. That's not to say they won't be re-assigned at some point, but the fact they've all played in one preseason game and are still on the roster might mean the Pens want a second look at some of these guys.

The Updated Roster

Goaltenders (3) - Marc-Andre Fleury, Thomas Greiss and Jeff Zatkoff.

Defensemen (13) - Kris Letang, Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, Robert Scuderi, Olli Maatta, Simon Despres, Robert Bortuzzo, Philip Samuelsson, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington and Derrick Pouliot, Taylor Chorney and Reid McNeill

Forwards (21) - Craig Adams, Beau Bennett, Daniel Carcillo (PTO), Blake Comeau, Sidney Crosby, Steve Downie, Pascal Dupuis, Andrew Ebbett, Bobby Farnham, Marcel Goc, Patric Hornqvist, Kasperi Kapanen, Chris Kunitz, Pierre-Luc Leblond, Evgeni Malkin, Jayson Megna, Zach Sill, Brandon Sutter, Nic Spaling, Oskar Sundqvist and Dominik Uher.

Injured List (6) - Pascal Dupuis (knee), Olli Maatta (off-season shoulder surgery), Derrick Pouliot (off-season shoulder surgery), Sidney Crosby (undisclosed), Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed), Chris Kunitz (undisclosed)