Sep 15, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray (27) passes the puck in front of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Andrew Ebbett (25) during the 1st period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

Ebbett And Sill Recalled; Bennett To IR


The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly recalled forwards Andrew Ebbett and Zach Sill from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the team’s website.

The addition of those two players was made because the team reportedly placed forward Beau Bennett on injured reserve.

Ebbett, 30, was signed to a two-way deal in the offseason and had played in 18 contests for WBS so far this year. Ranking third on WBS in scoring, Ebbett has recorded 15 points (6G, 9A) and skated to a plus-4 rating.

No stranger to the NHL-level, Ebbett has played in 191 career regular-season games between Anaheim, Chicago, Minnesota, Phoenix, and Vancouver. Compiling a total of 64 points (25G, 39A), he’s also collected three points (1G, 2A) in 19 playoff contests.

Sill, 25, was just recently demoted to WBS after making his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 16. Failing to record a point in the one game he played in, Sill will now look to make an impact in his second opportunity.

Sill has played in 14 contests for WBS so far this season, and has scored five points (2G, 3A).

There’s no timetable for Bennett’s return, however, forward Chuck Kobasew is close to action, which could be the determining factor in who – out of the two call-ups – remains on the roster.

Pittsburgh’s got the Bruins in Boston tonight – game can be seen on the ROOT network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.


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