The Pittsburgh Penguins have cut their training camp roster to 27 players, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Center Nathan Smith and defenseman Joe Rullier have been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Forward Angelo Esposito has been assigned to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Esposito was the first-round selection (20th overall) of the Penguins in the 2007 Entry Draft.
The Penguins now have 16 forwards, nine defensemen, and two goaltenders for a total of 27 players remaining in training camp.
The team will play its final two preseason games vs. the Buffalo Sabres. The Penguins host Buffalo on Friday at Mellon Arena beginning at 7:30 p.m., then visit Buffalo on Saturday.