The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled personnel reinforcements on Tuesday when they called up forward Anthony Angello from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Penguins have a pair of players, defensemen John Marino and Brian Dumoulin who are game-time decisions on Tuesday night when the Penguins host the Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena.
Patrick Marleau was excused from practice on Tuesday as he traveled from San Jose with his family. However, the Penguins announced Dominik Simon is out week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Simon, Nick Bjugstad and Zach Aston-Reese are the injured forwards not available for Tuesday.
All other forwards were present at practice on Tuesday, including Bjugstad who participated in his first full-contact practice. The Penguins lines should include Marleau on Tuesday.
Angello, 23, has played seven career NHL games, all this season. He has one goal, which he scored on Feb. 18 against Toronto.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Anthony Angello on an emergency basis from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Angello, 23, has played in seven games with Pittsburgh this season, including his NHL debut on January 31 against Philadelphia. He recorded his first career NHL goal on February 18 vs. Toronto.
At the AHL level this season, Angello has 25 points (16G-9A) in 48 games with his 16 goals leading all WBS skaters.
In 115 career AHL games, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Angello has recorded 32 goals, 22 assists and 54 points with a plus-6.
The Albany, NY native was originally drafted in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Penguins.
The Penguins return home to PPG Paints Arena tonight to host the Ottawa Senators at 7:00 PM. Pittsburgh will hold “’90s Theme Night” where fans will be encouraged to wear their best ‘90s-inspired attire.