February 28, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Robert Bortuzzo (41) makes 3rd period pass against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Penguins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Re-Assign Robert Bortuzzo to AHL For Conditioning


In addition to putting Kris Letang on injured reserve and recalling Simon Despres, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have sent defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment – according to the Pens’ website.

Bortuzzo, 24, has registered two points (1G, 1A) in 11 contests for Pittsburgh.  He also has skated with a plus-3 rating for the Pens this season.

Even though Bortuzzo will be down in the AHL on this duty, the team noted that Bortuzzo will remain on the Penguins 23-man roster.

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