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Insider Only In expected move, Pens send Simon Despres back to the minors

Top prospect Simon Despres is recovered from an MCL sprain and in an expected move, Despres have been activated off IR and sent down to Wilkes Barre/Scranton, the team announced this morning.

While there had been discussions internally in the organization about Despres battling for a top-6 spot, those discussions were minor sources say, and the team still feels that the best thing for Despres development is to receive top-4 minutes in the minors and get special team’s time.

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