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Penguins Recall Alex Nylander; Poehling Goes on LTIR



Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Nylander

The Pittsburgh Penguins made a little news Tuesday when they recalled much-discussed WBS Penguins forward Alex Nylander on an emergency basis and placed forward Ryan Poehling on LTIR.

Poehling’s LTIR designation is retroactive to Feb. 14. A player must be out 10 games and 24 days once placed on the long-term injured list.

Editor’s note: the original version of the story did not specify the recall is on an emergency basis.

Nylander, 25, has a career-high 25 goals and 50 points in the AHL this season. He was selected eighth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2016 NHL Draft but has played just 84 games in the NHL, split between Buffalo and the Chicago Blackhawks. He has 32 career points (13-19-32).

The 6-foot-1, 192-pound forward was acquired from Chicago last season for forward Sam Lafferty.

In 286 career AHL games, split between the Rochester Americans, Rockford IceHogs, and WBS, Nylander tallied 77 goals, 101 assists, and 178 points.

The forward played internationally for Sweden at the World Under-18 Junior Championship in 2016 and World Junior Championship in ’16, ’17, and ’18. Nylander helped Team Sweden to a silver medal at the 2016 U18 WJ ands the 2018 WJC.