With Beau Bennett out indefinitely and Tanner Glass possibly sidelined tomorrow night vs the conference leading Boston Bruins, the Penguins made two callups this evening, recalling Zach Sill and Andrew Ebbett.
For a team lacking grit, the callup of the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Ebbett is surely an odd one, especially if the team has any plans to play him tomorrow night against the big bad Bruins and a physical Leafs team looming on Wednesday night at home.
Ebbett brings some skill to the table and has 25 goals, 39 assists and 64 points in 191 career NHL games. Skill, though, isn’t the Penguins problem. Do the Penguins really need another smallish player in the lineup with the 5-foot-8 Brian Gibbons already up?
The callup of Ebbett bring into question again whether the Penguins see what’s evident in that they are too easy to play against.
An ideal callup would have been Jason Megna to plug on the third line and Megna has been tearing it up since getting re-assigned and with the Penguins in need of a player who plays on the edge, why hasn’t Harry Zolnierczyk garnered more of a look at the NHL level? Zolnierczyk is also playing very well in Wilkes Barre and has 8 goals in 15 games.