January 16, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Jayson Megna (12) skates in on goal during the shoot-out period of the Penguins intrasquad scrimmage at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Re-Assign Eight Players To WBS


 

The Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero have reportedly re-assigned eight players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the team’s website.

The forwards moved down were Nick Drazenovic, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Steve MacIntyre, Jayson Megna, and Adam Payerl.  The defensemen sent to WBS were Scott Harrington, Philip Samuelsson, and Brendan Mikkelson.

Drazenovic, MacIntyre, and Mikkelson all must clear waivers before they can report – per the team’s site.

What’s interesting is that they’ve kept top prospects Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot on the roster this far; however, both of them are likely to be re-assigned.

Pittsburgh now has 35 players on their active roster, and they must get down to 23 by the start of the season.

Expect 12 more cuts in the coming days.

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