The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Joseph Blandisi on an emergency basis from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Blandisi, 25, has appeared in 11 games for Pittsburgh, tallying three points (1G-2A) including the game-winning goal against Minnesota on October 12.
The Markham, Ontario native has skated in 12 games for the WBS Penguins this season, recording seven points (3G-4A). He has three points (1G-2A) over his last three games, and his .58 points-per-game average ranks sixth on WBS.
Blandisi has played in parts of four seasons in the NHL, compiling 29 points (9G-20A) in 91 games while hitting career highs during his rookie season in 2015-16 with New Jersey in games played (41), goals (5), assists (12) and points (17).
In parts of four seasons in the AHL with Albany, San Diego, Binghamton and WBS, Blandisi has totaled 127 points (45G-82A) in 170 games while also being named an AHL All-Star in '16-17 while with Albany.
Tonight, the Penguins continue along their three-game homestand with a matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PPG Paints Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.