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Penguins vs. CheckersOctober 7th, 2017
74 days to go.
A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Out of nowhere Tuesday, Pittsburgh announced the signing of a player and a trade for two more.
Eric Fehr was signed to a three year deal. You may remember Fehr as a Hershey Bear / Washington Capital. He’ll add center depth in Pittsburgh. He’s coming off of surgery and probably won’t be ready to start the season.
Brandon Sutter for Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening from Vancouver. Bonino is a full time NHLer, while Clendening is a depth defenseman that has played in the AHL’s Western Conference with the Rockford IceHogs and Utica Comets. Clendening was on the Comets team that went to the Calder Cup Finals against Manchester.
It’s a great move all the way around for the Pittsburgh organization because it adds much needed depth to the Pittsburgh Penguins which means some tweener NHLers like Bryan Rust, Oskar Sundqvist and Scott Wilson are competing for one or two final spots in Pittsburgh with the loser ticketed for Wilkes-Barre and top line minutes. It’s a win-win.
I think the possibility that we see Adam Clendening in a Wilkes-Barre jersey is high. I’ll go ahead and add him to the 2015 Offseason Moves List.
Nothing else of importance going on in the AHL to note so if you’ll excuse me, I am going back to enjoy my summer.
Let’s Go Pens!
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