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Report: Pens Recall Harry Zolnierczyk


The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the team’s twitter handle.

Zolnierczyk, who was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in the offseason, has gotten off to a great start in the American Hockey League (AHL) after being re-assigned there following the preseason.

Helping the WBS Pens get off to a 3-0 record to start the season, Zolnierczyk has posted a team high three goals and skated to a plus-2 rating through three contests.

Notorious for logging up penalty-minutes, Zolnierczyk has only been to the sin-bin once so far this season on a two-minute minor penalty — which is outstanding considering his history.

Coincidentally — or maybe not — Pittsburgh plays the Philadelphia Flyers (his ex-team) this Thursday, and the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Toronto native is going to be relied on heavily to contribute an efficient forecheck in one of the NHL’s most heated rivalries.

No word on if he’ll play in tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers though.

The game can be see the ROOT network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.


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