The Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager have reportedly re-assigned three players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL) Thursday.
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.