Thursday Notes 4/7
April 7, 2016
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Couple of things to get to before the penultimate weekend of the regular season for the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins.
From Wednesday, the Penguins signed goaltender Sean Maguire to a two year entry level contract which begins this fall. In the meantime, Maguire showed up in Wilkes-Barre on an ATO. He’s recovering from a minor injury and is not expected to appear in any games this weekend for the Penguins.
Also from Wednesday, the AHL announced their All-Rookie team. I have no news to report other than that. Dominik Simon, considered a strong contender to be named, wasn’t.
From Thursday morning, Pittsburgh recalled Tom Sestito. The Penguins needed a forward and with the last two games of the regular season being against division rivals, Sestito was called up for insurance.
From Thursday afternoon, the AHL announced it’s First and Second Team All-Stars. Matt Murray, Dustin Jeffrey amd Will O’Neill were named to the second team.
The three players from the Penguins being nominated is the most in team history and the first skaters to be selected as postseason all-stars since Janne Pesonen and Ben Lovejoy in 2008-09.
The Penguins magic number to clinch is 2. Pens get in tomorrow with a win at home against Lehigh Valley or a Hartford loss in Springfield.
Gameday setup for the last visit by the Phantoms this season hits the blog Friday at 3.
Let’s Go Pens!