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.
Dea, 23, joined WBS during the NHL All-Star Break. He scored a goal in his only contest, a 4-3 overtime win against Binghamton on January 27. That tally ran his AHL season totals to 10 goals, 14 assists and 24 points with a plus-14 in 37 games.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound native of Laval, Quebec has one goal in four NHL games with Pittsburgh this year. He scored his first NHL goal - the game-winner - on January 23 against Carolina at PPG Paints Arena.
Pittsburgh resumes play on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena when the Penguins host the San Jose Sharks. That game is the third in a four-game homestand for the Pens. Thus far, they are 2-0 on the homestand, having defeated Carolina (3-1) and Minnesota (6-3) before the break to improve to 8-3 in the month of January.