The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Scott Wilson and defensemen Derrick Pouliot, Taylor Chorney and Brian Dumoulin to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Wilson, Chorney and Dumoulin all saw action for the Penguins in their first-round playoff series against the Rangers, with all three making their NHL playoff debuts, while Pouliot was Pittsburgh’s rookie of the year this season.
Pouliot had seven points (2G-5A) in 34 regular-season games with Pittsburgh. He had 24 points (7G-17A) in 31 AHL regular-season contests, earning him a spot in the AHL All-Star Classic.
Chorney saw action for Pittsburgh in all situations during the first round, including both power play and penalty kill minutes. During the regular season his plus-26 led WBS and was tied for fifth-overall in the AHL.
Dumoulin led WBS blueliners in both assists (29) and points (33) in 62 regular-season games. His plus-25 ranked second on the club behind only Chorney.
Wilson finished the regular season ranked third on WBS in goals with 19 and fourth in points with 41. Among players who skated in 50 or more games with WBS, only Conor Sheary (0.78 avg.) had a higher point-per-game average than Wilson’s 0.75.
The WBS Penguins currently own a 2-0 series lead against the Syracuse Crunch in the first round of the playoffs. WBS can close out the best-of-five series with a win this Wednesday at Syracuse.