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Penguins Recall Filip Hallander, No Word on Teddy Blueger Status

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The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled winger Filip Hallander on Monday, one day after sending Drew O’Connor back to the WBS Penguins.

Hallander, 22, has spent the last two seasons in the Penguins organization after being re-acquired by the team on July 17, 2021. He was reacquired in the deal that sent Jared McCann to the Toronto Maple Leafs just before the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward has nine points (4-5-9) in 10 games this season with the WBS Penguins. His five assists, nine points, and plus-7 all lead the team.

Filip Hallander made his NHL debut on April 7, 2022, against the New York Rangers.

Last season, Hallander had 28 points, including 14 goals in 61 games with the WBS Penguins. He also had four points (1-3-4) in six AHL playoff games. He was originally the Penguins’ 2018 second-round pick (58th overall).

The Penguins are currently without Jeff Carter and Teddy Blueger, who is on LTIR. Blueger was eligible to return on Nov. 5 but has not yet been activated. The Penguins were off on Monday and will return to practice on Tuesday before facing the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The Penguins are winless in seven.

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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stan
27 days ago

I like the move.

Donny D
Donny D
27 days ago

I was hoping that O’Connor would have stepped in and thrown his weight around. I don’t expect Hallander to do that either, but perhaps he can add a scoring dimension.