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Penguins Re-Assign P.O. Joseph, Activate Mike Matheson



Pittsburgh Penguins Mike Matheson, P.O. Joseph

Pittsburgh Penguins’ top prospect P.O. Joseph didn’t get any NHL action in his latest recall. Friday evening, the Penguins re-assigned the 22-year-old defenseman to the WBS Penguins and activated d-man Mike Matheson.

Matheson was dealing with a nagging upper-body injury. He last played on Feb. 24 against the New Jersey Devils. The following day, head coach Mike Sullivan announced that Matheson was out week-to-week.

Matheson, 28, has 21 points (7-14-21) in 50 games.

P.O. Joseph has played in four games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and 40 AHL games this season. With WBS, Joseph’s career-high nine goals, 19 assists, and 28 points lead all team defensemen, and his point total ranks second on the team.

In 20 career NHL games, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman has recorded one goal, four assists, and five points. Joseph has accumulated 58 points (13-45-58) in 115 games since turning pro in the 2019-20 season with the WBS Penguins.

The Penguins host the Vegas Golden Knights at PPG Paints Arena on Friday and the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

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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