TORONTO — In a clear sign they expect Rickard Rakell to rejoin the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins waived forward Vinnie Hinostroza on Friday. Presumably, he’ll report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL if he clears on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Hinostroza, 29, has bounced around the Penguins lineup, playing everywhere from the top-line right wing to the fourth line and even on the top power-play unit.
Hinostroza has 11 shots over his last two games and played 15 minutes against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. He has been without a point in his last eight NHL games.