Pittsburgh Penguins: Ranking the Team’s AHL Call-ups This Season

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Jan 13, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Zach Sill (38) moves the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

3. Zach Sill

Of all the call-ups that came in and out of the lineup this season, only Zach Sill cemented himself a near-permanent spot on the Pens roster.

Sill has suited up for 28 of the team’s 42 games thus far, joining them right from training camp and missing time only due to injury, and he remains on the roster heading into their next game.

Also not relied upon to play an offensive role, Sill has infused the Pens lineup with toughness, energy, and reliable defensive play on the fourth line.

He’s managed 2 fights so far this season, and emerged as the winner in both. Sill even showed some decent hands, as well as his never-quit attitude, in the team’s last game against Minnesota when he assisted on the first goal of the game.

With the team getting healthier and acquiring new bottom-six players such as Mark Arcobello, Sill may be pushed out of the lineup and back to the AHL, but the truculent winger has been a great addition to the Pens’ fourth line thus far.