“It’s not going to be a rotation,” Johnston said of now having seven defensemen. “The intent is to play Pouliot tomorrow.”
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled center Andrew Ebbett and re-assigned defenseman Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes Barre/Scranton.
Ebbett has 15 goals, 23 assists and 38 points in 34 games for Wilkes Barre. His plus-18 rating leads WBS forwards. Ebbett has 1 goal and 5 assists in 21 games for Pittsburgh this season.
Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby are questionable to play vs the Red Wings on Sunday.
Pouliot who was a healthy scratch this afternoon, was expected to return to the lineup tomorrow afternoon vs the Red Wings, per Johnston in his post-game comments.
The Penguins, though, have under $75,000 in cap space and to make the callup of Ebbett, had to send him down.