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Penguins Activate Forward Kasperi Kapanen off of Injured Reserve

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forward Kasperi Kapanen off of injured reserve, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

Forward Anthony Angello has been re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

Kapanen, 24, has missed the last 13 games after suffering an injury on March 24 against Buffalo. Kapanen has 11 points (4G-7A) in his past 13 games dating back to March 1.

In his first season with Pittsburgh, a Kuopio, Finland native, Kapanen has recorded seven goals, 14 assists, 21 points and a plus-12 in 30 games. At the time of his injury, Kapanen's seven goals and 14 assists were the fifth most on the team while his 21 points were the sixth most on Pittsburgh.

Over the course of his career split between Toronto and Pittsburgh, Kapanen has 111 points (48G-63A) in 232 games. On February 27 against the New York Islanders, Kapanen registered his 100th career point.  

The Penguins continue their five-game homestand with a matchup against the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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