The Pittsburgh Penguins have reduced their training camp roster to 27 players, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Pittsburgh assigned 17 players to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, including forwards Andrew Agozzino, Justin Almeida, Anthony Angello, Kasper Bjorkqvist, Joseph Blandisi, Joseph Cramarossa, Thomas Di Pauli, Ryan Haggerty, Sam Lafferty, Jake Lucchini, Sam Miletic and Oula Palve; defensemen Niclas Almari, Kevin Czuczman, Pierre-Olivier Joseph and David Warsofsky; and goaltender Emil Larmi.
Agozzino, Blandisi, Cramarossa, Czuczman, Di Pauli, Haggerty and Warsofsky all must clear waivers before they can join WBS.
The Penguins have also returned forwards Nathan Legare (Baie-Comeau; QMJHL) and Sam Poulin (Sherbrooke; QMJHL) to their respective junior teams.
The Penguins current training camp roster includes 14 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. Attached is an updated roster.
Pittsburgh plays its final two preseason games, both at PPG Paints Arena, on Wednesday, September 25 against the Detroit Red Wings and Saturday, September 28 against the Buffalo Sabres. Wednesday's game will be live streamed, available to fans in the local Pittsburgh/AT&T SportsNet region on pittsburghpenguins.com, while Saturday's contest, the ninth annual 'Free Game for Kids', will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet.