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Penguins Send Poulin, Lindberg to Wilkes-Barre

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Pittsburgh Penguins, Sam Poulin: Photo Courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have pared their roster to 24 by sending center Sam Poulin and goalie Filip Lindberg to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre.

Neither player has to clear waivers to go to the American Hockey League.

The Penguins have to have their roster down to 23 or fewer players by 5 p.m. Monday, which also is the deadline for them to get into compliance with the NHL’s $82.5 million salary-cap ceiling.

Poulin, 21, had a strong training camp and, if not for the Penguins’ surplus of NHL-caliber centers — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jeff Carter, Teddy Blueger and Ryan Poehling — would have been a viable candidate to be in the lineup when they open the regular season against Arizona Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena.

He had two assists in two exhibition-game appearances.

Lindberg, 23, was recalled from Wilkes-Barre Monday, when illness prevented Tristan Jarry from participating in a preseason game at Detroit. He made it into one exhibition game, stopping 14 of 15 shots during a 3-2 overtime victory against Columbus Sept. 25.

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Vince Gori
Vince Gori
1 month ago

So now what? Only need to move one player, but they’re over on the Cap. Seems to point to a higher salaried player being traded or waived doesn’t it?

Dean
Dean
1 month ago
Reply to  Vince Gori

Move Smith and either McGinn, Archibald. Low chance that you lose either.

Or

Smith and Friedman. Higher chance on losing Friedman. He is good for 7th or 8th defender for someone.

It won’t take long for someone to go on LTIR and then you can bring at least one back.

Kris
Kris
1 month ago
Reply to  Dean

Smith is not being moved. Freidman waved since this article came out. POJ will be waived if they cannot find a trade partner.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Same old, Same old! Down he goes again. 😩😩😩