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Insider Only 2010 Playoffs: Tangradi, Johnson among seven players recalled

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made another group of recalls, finalizing their playoff roster.
The Penguins have recalled seven players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, the team announced this morning.
Forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, Mark Letestu, Eric Tangradi and Tim Wallace, defenseman Steve Wagner and goaltender John Curry will join the Penguins for the 2010 postseason. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season ended when the Baby Penguins were eliminated by Albany in the first round of the AHL playoffs on April 19.
The seven players join forward Chris Conner, defensemen Deryk Engelland and Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Brad Thiessen, who were previously recalled from WBS by Pittsburgh for the postseason.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Reirden and assistant coach John Hynes will also join the Penguins for the playoffs.

Penguins GM Ray Shero previously said that all of the Wilkes Barre callups will not travel with the team on the road.
Top prospect Eric Tangradi headlines the latest group of callups.
The intention has been for Tangradi to get valuable practice time with the big club.
Steve Wagner was the only defenseman called up today. Wagner was acquired in a trade for Nate Guenin, just days prior to the trade deadline.
The Penguins are high on him and are interested in resigning him this off-season.
The Penguins opted not to callup young defenseman Robert Bortuzzo.

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