Oct 5, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Dustin Jeffrey (17) skates into the offensive zone with the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins: Forward Dustin Jeffrey claimed by Dallas Stars


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.

March 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Dustin Jeffrey (15) skates up ice with the puck against the New York Islanders during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

While Jeffrey is mostly a natural center, he may have to play the win in Dallas as the Stars already have guys like Vernon FiddlerCody EakinShawn Horcoff, and Travis Morin on their roster.

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.

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