The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Adam Johnson to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Johnson, 25, scored a goal and was plus-2 in the Penguins' preseason opener against the Buffalo Sabres on September 16, and has since been sidelined with a lower-body injury.
Last season, the Grand Rapids, Minnesota native played six NHL games with the Penguins, collecting two assists and finishing plus-2. Both helpers came during the Penguins' 3-1 win on March 31 against the Carolina Hurricanes. Johnson also appeared in 67 games for WBS, finishing fourth on the team with 43 points (18G-25A).
The Penguins current training camp roster includes 13 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. Attached is an updated roster.
The Penguins finished the preseason with a 2-1-3 record, and open the 2019-20 regular season with a visit from the Sabres on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 PM ET. The game begins a four-game homestand to start the season, as seven of the team's first nine contests will be played at PPG Paints Arena.