The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated forward Teddy Blueger from injured reserve, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
Forward Drew O'Connor has been re-assigned to the taxi squad, and forward Josh Currie (taxi squad) has been re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Forward Brandon Tanev (IR) has been placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to April 3.
Blueger, 26, has missed the last 12 games with an upper-body injury. The 6-foot, 185-pound Blueger has recorded 15 points (4G-11A) and is plus-8 in 28 games this season. Prior to his injury, Blueger was on pace for a career year, as his 11 assists are two shy of tying his career high of 13 set last season, and his .54 points-per-game average is currently the highest of his career.
The Penguins conclude a stretch of six-consecutive road games tonight at 7:00 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils.