As expected, the Pittsburgh Penguins have used their emergency recall on defenseman Taylor Chorney. Chorney will practice with the team and give the Penguins six defensemen vs the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Penguins had to recall a player with a cap hit under $650,000, Chorney’s NHL cap hit is $550,000.
Chorney, 27, has been Wilkes Barre’s best defenseman this season. He leads the AHL with a plus-26 rating.
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