After a few years of trying to establish himself as a regular every game forward in the Pittsburgh Penguins rotation, Dustin Jeffrey is hoping a change of scenery will do the trick for him.
The Penguins lost the 25-year old forward on Saturday when he was claimed by the Dallas Stars.
Jeffrey spent six seasons with the Penguins and recorded 28 points in 100 career games. This season, Jeffrey had just one assist in 10 games played, getting an average of 10:50 of ice time on the season.
He was mostly squeezed out of the Penguins plans the past couple of seasons by the play of Joe Vitale, who has done a nice job on the fourth line.
To make room for Jeffrey, Dallas sent defenseman Aaron Rome to the Texas Stars of the AHL.
Jeffrey was placed on waivers as the Penguins tinkered with their lineup, calling up center Zac Sill from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Saturday.