The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman John Marino from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Bryan Rust has also been placed on long-term injured reserve.
Marino, 22, played in a team-high (tied) five of the Penguins' six preseason games and recorded two assists. He also ranked second on the team with a plus-five.
The 6-foot-1, 181-pound defenseman was acquired by the Penguins from Edmonton on July 26 in exchange for Pittsburgh's 2021 sixth-round draft choice and signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Penguins on August 8. He was originally drafted by the Oilers in the sixth round (154th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
The North Easton, Massachusetts native played three years of college hockey at Harvard University where he recorded 42 points (7G-35A) in 101 career games. This past season in 2018-19, he dressed for 33 games, registering three goals and eight assists for 11 points.