Penguins Return Nylander to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Alex Nylander made a good first impression and earned a positive review from Mike Sullivan for his work during his Pittsburgh Penguins debut Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to keep him in the NHL.
The Penguins assigned Nylander to their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre late this afternoon.
Nylander had been summoned from Wilkes-Barre Tuesday on an emergency recall because the Penguins had just 10 healthy forwards available for their game against Columbus that night.
Nylander, 25, picked up an assist in the Blue Jackets game.
He has 25 goals and 25 assists in 54 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.
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It was an emergency call-up and by NHL rule, he had to be returned. We’ll update everyone tomorrow on the status and recall options.
He didn’t play well enough to replace anyone in the lineup, but he did make a good enough impression that they will feel safe to call him up if there is another injury.