The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Thursday that they recalled defenseman David Warsofsky from their American Hockey League affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He is filling in for Olli Maatta, who was injured Tuesday in the 4-3 home victory over the Minnesota Wild.
The 25-year-old Warsofsky played in all 13 WBS contests this season. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound blueliner recorded two goals and four assists for six points. He has one power play goal, 26 shots on goal, and a plus-5. He has been strong on the score sheet of late with at least one point in five of his past seven match-ups.
The Marshfield, Massachusetts native helped WBS put together a franchise-record 11-game winning streak. The AHL Penguins own a league-best 12-1 mark. Warsofsky and his teammates surrendered 26 goals which is the fewest of any Eastern Conference club this season.
Warsofsky entered the National Hockey League as the fourth round pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Blues sent Warsofsky to the Boston Bruins on Saturday, June 26, 2010 for center Vladimir Sobotka. He played in 10 NHL contests with the Bruins over parts of two seasons. The former Boston University Terrier put up one goal and two assists for a total of three points.
The Black and Gold (11-7-0, 22 points) clash with the Colorado Avalanche (7-10-1, 15 points) this evening in the second contest of a four-game homestand.
Here is your Game Day roundup:
When: Thursday, Nov. 19
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Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m. ET
Site: CONSOL Energy Center
Television: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh
Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey
Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X
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Odds: Penguins -1.5 as per the Odds Shark Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5. The total has gone under in 10 of the Pens’ last 15 match-ups in the Burgh.
From Jenn Menendez of the Post-Gazette
My Prediction: Pittsburgh collects a 4-2 victory at home against Colorado tonight.
Up Next: The Penguins skate again at CONSOL Energy Center Saturday, Nov. 21 against the San Jose Sharks (10-8-0, 20 points). You can catch the meeting at center ice beginning at 7:00 p.m. on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.