The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Teddy Blueger to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Blueger, 23, spent the past week-plus with the Penguins, but did not see any game action during his first career NHL stint. At the AHL level this year with WBS, he ranks fifth on the team with 26 points (12G-14A) and he owns a plus-10 in 45 games.
Today begins a four-day stretch without a game for the Penguins. Pittsburgh entered this mini break having won a season-high five-straight games, the NHL's longest active winning streak, to jump into first place in the Metropolitan Division as of Monday morning.
The Penguins return to game action this coming Friday, February 23, at 7:30 PM when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Twenty-four hours later, the Penguins, who own the NHL's best record since the calendar flipped to 2018 (16-4-1), visit the Florida Panthers at 7:00 PM.