The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Frank Corrado from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Defenseman Justin Schultz has been placed on injured reserve.
Corrado, 24, played in three games for Pittsburgh earlier this year, posting an even plus/minus while averaging 11:06 minutes per game. Corrado has compiled five points (1G-4A) and a plus-4 in 12 AHL contests with WBS.
A 6-foot, 205-pound Toronto, Ontario native, Corrado saw action in two games with the Penguins during last year's regular season after being acquired at the trading deadline in a deal from the Toronto Maple Leafs that sent Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy to the Leafs. Corrado skated with Pittsburgh's "Black Aces" practice squad during the final rounds of the Penguins' Stanley Cup run.
Originally a fifth-round (150th overall) selection by the Vancouver Canucks back in the 2011 NHL Draft, Corrado has appeared in a total of 74 career NHL games with Vancouver, Toronto and Pittsburgh, producing eight points (3G-5A). Corrado broke into the NHL as a 20 year old with Vancouver in 2013.