On the Pittsburgh Penguins’ day off Wednesday, GM Ron Hextall did a little housekeeping with salary cap ramifications.
Forward Ryan Poehling and goaltender Tristan Jarry were placed on injured reserve retroactively to Dec. 30 and Jan. 2, respectively.
The Penguins returned defenseman Mark Friedman to the WBS Penguins.
Friedman, 27, has played in three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season and is a plus-3. In 19 games with the WBS Penguins, Friedman has one goal, four assists, and is plus-5. He has been plus or even in 16 of his 19 AHL games this year.
Jarry suffered a lower-body injury during the first period of the Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at Fenway Park. Casey DeSmith relieved him later in the first period after several moments of indecision and Jarry’s attempt to keep playing.
This season, Jarry is 15-5-4 with a .918 save percentage. He will be a UFA at the end of the season.
Jarry and Josh Archibald skated before the team’s morning skate Tuesday.
Poehling was skating with the team on the west coast road trip, but has not appeared in a game since Dec. 30.
Friedman, 27, is in the first year of a two-year, $1.5 million contract with an annual $750,000 cap hit that can be entirely buried in the AHL.