November 9, 2016
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Just a quick piece on this rainy Wednesday to document a few transactions made this week by the Penguins.
First, Wilkes-Barre sent Adam Krause down to Wheeling on Monday. Krause appeared in just one game for the Penguins, against Syracuse back on October 22. He’ll go down to Wheeling and get his reps there.
Second, Pittsburgh re-assigned David Warsofsky back down to Coal Street. Warsofsky was approaching the threshold of being exposed back to waivers again, so they sent him back down without having him needing to pass through again.
Third, the Penguins recalled both Steve Oleksy and Chad Ruhwedel and re-assigned Tom Sestito. This was Tuesday. Neither Oleksy or Ruhwedel played in Tuesday’s win against the Oilers.
Today, Wednesday, Pittsburgh re-assigned Chad Ruhwedel and recalled Tom Sestito again.
So what’s it all mean?
Derrick Pouliot is still out with a longer term lower body injury. I believe he is the only injured player on Pittsburgh right now. With Pittsburgh home this week, they can afford to make these recalls from Wilkes-Barre, with the AHL affiliate not playing agin until Friday at home against Toronto. I also think that it may have something to do with the salary cap, which me being a math imbecile, is beyond my comprehension. Why call up two guys, return two, send one guy back and the other down? Likely has something to do with numbers.
So as it stands Wednesday, Wilkes-Barre has Steve Oleksy on recall with Chad Ruhwedel and David Warsofsky here. A lot can and may change between now and 7:05 Friday and likely will. Don’t be surprised to see Warsofsky go back up at 5:30 on Friday and Oleksy back down in time for the huge matchup against the Marlies.
I probably won’t drop in an old news blog post between now and Friday, so stay tuned to the Twitter side of me for all the latest in terms of the roster jockeying.