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Dumoulin Placed on IR, Trotman on Conditioning Assignment



Pittsburgh Penguins Brian Dumoulin
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 18: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a save on Dallas Stars Left Wing Andrew Cogliano (11) in front while Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) defends during the first period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Dallas Stars on October 18, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

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.

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Kris F Peterinelli
Kris F Peterinelli
2 years ago

Thanks for the information, but please go back and watch the Vegas game. Kris Letang moved to the left side and Marino played the right side for the game. Why does everyone keep saying it was Marino on the left. Go watch and tell me I’m missing something please.

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