The Pittsburgh Penguins will activate forward Patric Hornqvist prior to tonight's game, and have also re-assigned forward Thomas Di Pauli to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Hornqvist has missed the past 10 games due to a lower-body injury. In 20 games this season, the 5-foot-11, 189-pound winger has recorded six goals and five assists. He is looking to suit up against his former team for 10th time in his career. In nine career regular-season games against Nashville, Hornqvist has five points (3G-2A).
Di Pauli, 25, has skated in 19 games for WBS this season, recording four goals, five assists and nine points.
In 127 career AHL games, all with WBS, the Woodbridge, Illinois native has tallied 25 goals, 21 assists, and 46 points.
During the 2017-18 season, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound Di Pauli enjoyed his best campaign as a professional, netting 12 goals and 20 points in 58 games with WBS.
Pittsburgh concludes its home-and-home series against the Nashville Predators tonight at PPG Paints Arena after defeating the Predators in Nashville last night, 5-2. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM ET.