The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The Penguins have also placed forward James Neal on injured reserve.
Zolnierczyk, 26, has played in three games with WBS, helping the team post a 3-0 record by scoring a club-high (tied) three goals. He tallied twice in WBS’ 5-2 season-opening defeat of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Oct. 5.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Zolnierczyk was acquired by the Penguins from the Anaheim Ducks during the offseason. He split last season between the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers organizations, notching one assist in seven NHL games with the Flyers.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Zolnierczyk collected seven points (3G-4A) in 44 career regular-season games with Philadelphia between 2011-13.
Originally signed by the Flyers as an undrafted free agent, Zolnierczyk played four seasons of college hockey at Brown University of the ECAC from 2007-11.