The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Forward Dominik Simon has been placed on injured reserve.
Dea, 24, was re-claimed by the Penguins off waivers from the New Jersey Devils on November 29. He played 20 games this season for the Devils, producing five points (3G-2A). Both assists came against the Pens back on November 5 at PPG Paints Arena.
Since re-joining the Penguins' organization, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Dea has collected two assists in two games with WBS. Dea was one of the Penguins' final roster cuts at the end of this year's preseason after he notched one helper in two games. New Jersey claimed him off waivers on September 28.
A native of Laval, Quebec, Dea has six points (4G-2A) in 26 career NHL games split between the Penguins and Devils. He scored his first NHL goal on January 23 of last season, the game-winning goal during a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Last season the undrafted free agent was named the WBS Penguins' team MVP after establishing a career high with 50 points (18G-32A) in 70 games at the AHL level.