The Pittsburgh Penguins roster shuffling due to injuries continued Monday when defenseman Brian Dumoulin was placed on IR retroactive to Oct. 18. The Penguins also activated defenseman Zach Trotman who had sports hernia surgery last month and assigned him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on a conditioning assignment. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford announced the move late Monday afternoon.
The Penguins have eight healthy defensemen without Dumoulin and not counting Trotman.
Brian Dumoulin has been the steady rock for the Penguins defense and has been the Penguins’ top-pairing defenseman with Kris Letang for three seasons. John Marino took the left side with Letang on Saturday night.
Trotman was the third Penguins player who has been listed on the injury list to return Monday. Bryan Rust and Nick Bjugstad also rejoined the team at practice in Cranberry Township. Rust is hopeful he will be able to play Saturday in Dallas.
The Penguins will not hold a morning skate Tuesday, so we won’t know the Penguins lines until game time. Monday, Sullivan also couldn’t resist having fun with reporters as he compared morning skates to his mother’s and grandmother’s ham recipe. It’s a must-see.
More from the Penguins press release:
Trotman, 29, split the 2018-19 campaign between WBS and Pittsburgh. The Carmel, IN native played 13 games through the final stretch of the regular season in Pittsburgh, recording one assist and a plus-four. Prior to his recall to Pittsburgh in February of last season, Trotman played 24 games for WBS and recorded five points (1G-4A).
In 232 career AHL games, the 6-foot-3, 217-pound Trotman has recorded 21 goals, 59 assists and 80 points with a plus-28.