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Penguins Recall Defensemen Gaunce, Oleksy

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Cameron Gaunce and Steve Oleksy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Gaunce, 26, returns to Pittsburgh for a second stint this year. In earlier action, Gaunce picked up two assists and was plus-3 in three games. He had helpers in each of his first two games in a Pittsburgh uniform.

At the AHL level with WBS, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Gaunce has 13 points (2G-11A) and is plus-15 in 47 games.

Oleksy, 31, has split this year between the NHL and AHL, compiling one assist, a plus-2 and 22 penalty minutes in nine NHL appearances. 

With WBS, the 6-foot, 190-pound Oleksy has five points (1G-4A) and a plus-4 in in 16 contests.

The Penguins put their eight-game point streak (6-0-2) on the line tonight against the division-rival Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 PM at Nationwide Arena. You can watch the game on ROOT SPORTS or listen on the team's official flagship, 105.9 The X.

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