The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Joseph Blandisi 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, 25, is being recalled for the third time this season and has played in nine games for Pittsburgh, tallying two points (1G-1A) including the game-winning goal against Minnesota on October 12.
The Markham, Ontario native has skated in 10 games for the WBS Penguins this season, recording six points (3G-3A). In the WBS 6-2 win on Wednesday night against Lehigh Valley, Blandisi notched two points (1G-1A).
Blandisi has played in parts of four seasons in the NHL, compiling 28 points (9G-19A) in 89 games while hitting career highs during his rookie season in 2015-16 with New Jersey in games played (41), goals (5), assists (12) and points (17).
In parts of four seasons in the AHL with Albany, San Diego, Binghamton and WBS, Blandisi has totaled 126 points (45G-81A) in 168 games while also being named an AHL All-Star in '16-17 while with Albany.
Tonight, Pittsburgh begins its sixth set of back-to-back games with a matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.