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Penguins Recall Jonathan Gruden; St. Ivany Sent Down



Jonathan Gruden

NEWARK, N.J. — The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jonathan Gruden from their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre.

He was on the ice for the Penguins’ game-day skate at Prudential Center in advance of their game with New Jersey tonight at 7:08.

Gruden has commuted between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the parent club several times this season.

He has one goal and no assists in 11 NHL games in 2023-24 — he failed to get on the scoresheet in three games with the Penguins last season — and has 13 goals and 11 assists in 43 appearances with Wilkes-Barre.

He is 6-foot, 172 pounds and was acquired from Ottawa in the 2020 trade that sent goaltender Matt Murray to the Senators.

Gruden’s recall comes a day after the Penguins returned defenseman Jack St. Ivany to Wilkes-Barre. He had been recalled last Friday, but did not dress for either of the Penguins’ weekend home games.

Update: The Gruden recall is listed as an emergency recall on