Sep 16, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Harry Zolnierczyk (39) moves the puck in the corner against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Detroit Red Wings won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Re-Assign Three Players To WBS


The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly sent three players down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Thursday – according to the team’s website.

The skaters departing are forwards Zach Sill and Harry Zolnierczyk, along with defenseman Brian Dumoulin — all of which are expected to contribute vitally for WBS.

Sill, 25, was acquired via free agency in 2011, and has spent the past three campaigns playing for WBS, compiling 56 points (25G, 31A) in 205 regular-season contests.

Zolnierczyk, 26, was traded to Pittsburgh back in June, and spent most of last season playing in the AHL, but also performed in seven contests for the Philadelphia Flyers.  Skating 61 regular-season contests for the Adirondack Phantoms and the Norfolk Admirals, he collected 19 points (11G, 8A).

Dumoulin, 22, was acquired in the trade that sent forward Jordan Staal to Carolina, and he played all of last season with WBS.  He registered 24 points (6G, 18A) in 73 regular-season contests, and recorded eight points (2G, 6A) in 15 postseason games.

Zolnierczyk is the only one who has to clear waivers in order to report to WBS.

Pittsburgh is down 29 players, and they must make six more cuts.


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