Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Reinforcements On The Way

The Penguins announced this afternoon that defensemen Taylor Chorney, Brian Dumoulin and Derrick Pouliot plus forward Scott Wilson have all be re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.

Chorney needed waivers but cleared. Pouliot, who hasn’t appeared in any Pittsburgh games since April 7, is healthy and serviceable.

Remember this April 12 game against Portland when the Penguins dressed five men on the blue line?

Danny Syvret – Clark Seymour
Nick D’Agostino – Alex Boak
Steven Shamanski

Those were the days.

Mix in Chorney, Dumoulin, Pouliot with Scott Harrington, Barry Goers and Reid McNeill and you have a rock solid defense. Veteran insurance / experience in Danny Syvret and Ryan Parent waiting in the wings. The options are limitless.

It’s an embarrassment of riches, really.

As long as everyone stays healthy and the Penguins stay on course, I like my damn chances.

I updated the postseason chart big board through Game 2. Have a look.

2 responses to “Reinforcements On The Way

  1. kilihan April 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Things should get very interesting for.teams.playing the Pens. If nothing else Murray should feel very comfortable in net. The fact that Pouliot is healthy should be a plus for the Pens power play.

  2. brendagist April 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Taylor Chorney
    Brian Dumoulin
    Scott Harrington
    Danny Syvret
    Ryan Parent
    Reid McNeill
    Derrick Pouliot?????
    Sean Escobedo
    Alex Boak
    Nick D’Agostino
    Steven Shamanski
    Barry Goers
    I’m thinking the top 6 will get the nod Depending on how healthy Pouliot is