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Penguins Recall Joseph Blandisi



Pittsburgh Penguins Joseph Blandisi

The Pittsburgh Penguins added more depth Friday afternoon when they recalled the forward nicknamed “the blender,” Joseph Blandisi from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

The Penguins have recalled Blandisi three times this season and he has played nine games. In the NHL, Blandisi has two points, including the game-tying goal against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 12.

From the Pittsburgh Penguins release:

The Markham, Ontario native has skated in 10 games for the WBS Penguins this season, recording six points (3G-3A). In the WBS 6-2 win on Wednesday night against Lehigh Valley, Blandisi notched two points (1G-1A).

Blandisi has played in parts of four seasons in the NHL, compiling 28 points (9G-19A) in 89 games while hitting career highs during his rookie season in 2015-16 with New Jersey in games played (41), goals (5), assists (12) and points (17).

In parts of four seasons in the AHL with Albany, San Diego, Binghamton and WBS, Blandisi has totaled 126 points (45G-81A) in 168 games while also being named an AHL All-Star in ’16-17 while with Albany.

Tonight, Pittsburgh begins its sixth set of back-to-back games with a matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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