The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Dea, 23, skated in four games with Pittsburgh, scoring his first NHL goal against Carolina on January 23. That tally was also the game-winner. At the AHL level, Dea has produced nine goals, 14 assists and 23 points with a plus-13 in 36 games.
The Penguins are off this weekend for the All-Star Break. Pittsburgh resumes play on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena when the Penguins host the San Jose Sharks. That game is the third in a four-game homestand for the Pens. Thus far, they are 2-0 on the homestand, having defeated Carolina (3-1) and Minnesota (6-3) before the break to improve to 8-3 in the month of January.