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Countdown to Opening NightOctober 16, 2021
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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Matt Murray was activated off of injured reserves and as a result they sent goaltender Casey DeSmith back to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.
DeSmith never got an actual start for Pittsburgh and still hasn’t in what was his second reign in the NHL. He has only appeared in mop up duty. I actually thought they would have at the very least allowed him to start against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, but Tristan Jarry got that start.
Trickle down effect here in Wilkes-Barre will likely see Anthony Peters released from his professional tryout agreement back to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL and the brass here in Wilkes-Barre telling Sean Maguire to find a permanent place to stay since he most likely will not be going back to the ECHL and Wheeling Nailers.
DeSmith was not in town yet, so Peters’ release was not made today.
Tom will fill out the rest of my notebook here with his own odds and ends.
Tom didn’t offer any more details on Sestito or Bengtsson’s status. Sestito left the game Hershey sometime after the first period as he was not out for the second and Bengtsson was a healthy scratch because he was ill. No reason to push Tinordi, no surprise about DeSmith starting and Maguire backing up, I’d be interested to see when Sean gets another start. Wilkes-Barre plays in Hartford Friday then in Bridgeport Saturday. Finally, Bobby Farnham was given an AHL contract with Springfield, he will be wrecking shop as he only knows how tomorrow.
Gameday setup for Wednesday’s home game with the Thunderbirds hits the blog Wednesday at 3.
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