New Jersey Devils’ executive vice-president and general manager Ray Shero did not hesitate Sunday as he claimed Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bobby Farnham off waivers.
Devils head coach John Hynes, who is in his first season on the bench in New Jersey, was Farnham’s coach for the Black and Gold’s American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The 5-foot-10, 188-pound right-wing was on 32 shifts in three contests with the Pens this season. The 26-year-old had no points, and totaled five penalty minutes. He was a healthy scratch in five of the Penguins’ first eight match-ups to begin the season.
The native of North Andover, Massachusetts skated in his first National Hockey League game Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 when the Penguins took on the Blue Jackets in Columbus. He collected 24 penalty minutes in 14 career NHL games.
In his four seasons at Brown University, Farnham recorded 23 goals and 31 assists for 54 points to go along with 128 penalty minutes in 129 career contests with the Bears.
From The Clipboard: It was good to see Beau Bennett return to the ice Sunday for the Penguins practice at the UPMC Lemieux Complex. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-wing has been out of action since his undisclosed injury Saturday, Oct. 13 in the 3-2 loss against Montreal.
The University of Denver product had one goal in three regular season match-ups before the injury. The 23-year-old forward tied for the team lead with Phil Kessel with three goals in four September pre-season games.
According to Seth Rorabaugh of the Post-Gazette, since his return from injury, right-wing Pascal Dupuis has been a familiar face on the Penguins penalty kill unit in his first two games. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward put up 4:27 of short-handed ice time over that span. The Laval, Quebec native has been on the first shift on four of six penalty kills against Dallas and Nashville.