The Pittsburgh Penguins reduced their roster to 32 with the demotions of 6 players to Wilkes Barre/Scranton and returning 2nd round pick Scott Harrington to juniors.
There were no surprises among the group as Eric Tangradi and Nick Johnson headline the players who were demoted today to Wilkes Barre. The others are forwards Ryan Craig, Colin McDonald and goaltenders Scott Munroe, Brad Thiessen. Craig, McDonald, Munroe and Johnson all have to clear waivers by noon on Thursday, according to the Penguins.
The roster now stands at 32 players (18 forwards, 12 defensemen and 2 goaltenders).
Due to the Penguins not being permitted to send down injured players, they still have to carry the likes of Robert Bortuzzo and Boris Valabik on their active camp roster.
Roster Breakdown and Buzz
With the Bortuzzo and Valabik injuries, In reality there are three cuts to make on the blueline and maybe just two as Brooks Orpik could begin season on injured reserve.