The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tyler Kennedy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced Thursday by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
It is the third recall this season for Kennedy, who was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Feb. 8. He missed eight games with Pittsburgh from Jan. 19 to Feb. 7 due to mononucleosis. Kennedy currently is tied for the lead among NHL rookies with four game-winning goals. He was selected to play in the YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend, but was unable participate due to the illness. He was first called-up to the Penguins on Oct. 27 making his NHL debut that night vs. the Montreal Canadiens. Kennedy scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 3 in a game vs. the New York Islanders.
Kennedy scored two goals in three games since being re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Feb. 8. He has scored nine points (five goals, four assists) in 10 games in the AHL this season.
Kennedy was originally selected by the Penguins in the fourth round (99th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft.