Dustin Jeffrey will be called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins according to his agent Kyle Dubas. Dubas tells me Jeffrey received the call this afternoon and is on a flight from Norfolk to Buffalo this evening.
The recall is well deserved as Jeffrey has been a dominant two way player for Wilkes Barre. He leads Wilkes Barre with 30 points in 25 games.
Jeffrey will join the Penguins in Buffalo and participate in tomorrow’s morning skate.
The Penguins currently have 23 players on their active roster and will have to….
make a roster move for the recall to be official. The move will likely involve Mike Comrie who remains off the ice. Comrie will likely be placed on injured reserve. The Penguins have also been said to be trying to find a suitor for Comrie for over a week now.
Evgeni Malkin did not practice today but will participate in the morning skate, according to head coach Dan Bylsma. He is questionable for tomorrow and will be a coaches decision.
Updated: 6:15 p.m. – The Penguins have made the recall official, announcing the move around 6:00 p.m.
Mike Comrie has been placed on injured reserve to make room for Jeffrey.
Here is the official press release from the Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dustin Jeffrey from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Jeffrey, 22, is tied for the AHL lead in scoring with 30 points through 25 games. He is also tied for the league lead in shorthanded goals with four, while ranking in the top 10 in goals (13, t-6th), assists (17, t-7th) and shots on goal (92, 8th).
Jeffrey, Pittsburgh’s sixth-round pick (171st overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft, has played 15 NHL games with Pittsburgh in his career, recording three points (1G-2A) and a plus-4 rating.
Jeffrey (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) is in his fourth season with WBS, posting 48 goals, 90 assists, 138 points and a plus-18 rating in 165 games in his career. He led WBS in assists (47) and points (71) in 2009-10 and was named to the AHL Canadian All-Star Team.
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