The Pittsburgh Penguins re-assigned forward Brian Gibbons this morning, the team announced. Gibbons who skated on the third line during his callup, had a goal and assist in five NHL games, both points coming in his NHL debut vs the Ducks on Nov 18. Despite his smallish size, did some things well using his speed through the neutral zone and on the forecheck but he’s unlikely to ever become anything more than a fringe player.

The re-assignment of Gibbons, signals that Chuck Kobasew is likely to play at somepoint this week.