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, who was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks for Derek Grant on January 17, played in one game for Pittsburgh on January 18 in Arizona. He contributed two shots in 6:47 minutes during the Penguins' 3-2 overtime win.
The 24-year old forward has played in 17 games for WBS this season, recording 15 points (7G-8A) and 37 penalty minutes. Before being acquired, Blandisi played 27 games for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL this season, registering eight goals, 15 assists and 23 points.
The 5-foot-11, 187-pound Blandisi has skated in 75 career NHL games between Anaheim, New Jersey and Pittsburgh. He has recorded three goals, six assists and nine points, all with the Devils.
The Markham, Ontario native was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft held at PPG Paints Arena.