The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly sent forward Brian Gibbons down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 15, 2014
After competing it what was a disappointing postseason for Pittsburgh, Gibbons will now enter Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Calder Cup run, in which they’re currently leading the Providence Bruins 2-1 in their second-round series.
Gibbons was a surprise player for the Pens this season.
Playing 41 regular-season games for Pittsburgh, Gibbons saw time skating alongside both sides of the two-headed monster – Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin – and exceeded expectations that will almost certainly guarantee his spot on next year’s roster.
Gibbons will in all likelihood be suited up for WBS’s fourth game of the series Friday, in Providence.