May 9, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Brian Gibbons (49) and New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) chase the puck during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Send Forward Brian Gibbons Down to WBS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly sent forward Brian Gibbons down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.

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.

Garnering 17 points (5G, 12A) and skating to a plus-5 rating during the regular-season, Gibbons’ collected three points (2G, 1A) and skated to a plus-2 rating in eight postseason tilts.

Gibbons will in all likelihood be suited up for WBS’s fourth game of the series Friday, in Providence.

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