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Lafferty, Angello Sent to WBS–For Now At Least



Sam Lafferty Pittsburgh Penguins
Sam Lafferty

The Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday reassigned forwards Sam Lafferty and Anthony Angello to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

It’s possible this was just procedural for one or both. Players had to be on AHL rosters at 3 p.m. Monday to be eligible to play in that league’s Calder Cup playoffs in the spring. The NHL Penguins don’t play until Wednesday.

Here is the full release from the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Sam Lafferty and Anthony Angello to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Lafferty, 24, has points (1G-1A) in two of his past five games and 13 points (6G-7A) overall in 46 games with Pittsburgh this season.

In only six games with WBS this season, Lafferty has three goals.

Angello, 23, just recently scored his first NHL goal in a Penguins win against Toronto on February 18. In seven games with Pittsburgh, including his NHL debut on January 31 against Philadelphia, Angello has one point (1G).

At the AHL level this season, Angello has 25 points (16G-9A) in 47 games with his 16 goals leading all WBS skaters.

Pittsburgh returns to action Wednesday night in Los Angles as they take on the Kings at Staples Center on NBCSN. Puck drop is set for 10:30 PM ET.