The Pittsburgh Penguins re-assigned forward Adam Johnson to their American Hockey League Affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford.
Johnson, 24, played six NHL games with the Penguins, including his multi-point game last Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes. He earned two assists in the Penguins 3-1 win. He received a season-high 6:34 of ice time Tuesday during the Penguins loss in Detroit.
Johnson was relegated to the Penguins fourth line and did not see much ice time, however. The formerly undrafted free agent who signed with the Penguins last season after two years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This season for the WBS Penguins, Johnson had 40 points (18g, 22a) in 63 games before his recall.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton plays tonight against the Binghamton Devils.