Penguins to re-assign Bill Thomas

 

Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned the Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Bill Thomas to WBS. Thomas dressed in two games registering 0 pts The Penguins are not expected to make any call-ups at this time Key Stats from WBS Chris Minard (6 goals – 4 assists – 10 pts) leads the team with 10 pts in 6 games Janne Pesonen is off to strong start leading the team with 7 assists in 6 games Jonathan Filewich is a team worst -6

Pittsburgh beats Jokerit 4 – 1

 

The Penguins had their final preseason game today in Finland. Sidney Crosby led the way with 3 assists. Crosby set up first period goals by Evgeni Malkin and Ruslan Fedotenko. Tyler Kennedy scored the Penguins third goal to put the Penguins up 3-1. Crosby assisted on Pascal Dupuis first goal of the preseason that put the Penguins up 4-1. Max Talbot, Paul Bissonnette, Bill Thomas, and Petr Sykora did not dress. Sykora and Talbot have minor injuries. Is Janne Pesonen finding his comfort zone? Also which defenseman sits this weekend and which teams looking to unload defensemen have called the Penguins? Read more for the inside scoop

Penguins Q & A

 

Gavin writes ‚ÄúWho do you think will be the final 2 guys filling the roster spots Bissonnette, Thomas, James, and/or Pesonen?‚Äù Answer: Based on performance in camp Bill Thomas and Paul Bissonnette should make the team. Thomas has really picked up his game since preseason play has opened up. He has been effective on the forecheck and is creating opportunities in the offensive zone. Thomas was the team‚Äôs top forward Monday night against Tampa Bay. Bissonnette has caught the eye of the coaching staff since the first day of training camp. He came into camp as a major longshot but worked hard and has been the team‚Äôs most physical player in camp. The coaching staff is very high on Bissonnette but I‚Äôm hearing the front office is split on whether to start Bissonnette in the NHL or send him to WBS. Some believe he could use some more time inRead More »