The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Joseph Blandisi and Thomas Di Pauli, as well as defenseman Kevin Czuczman to 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, has appeared in 16 games with Pittsburgh this season, recording two goals and two assists. He dressed in all three games during the Penguins' road trip through Western Canada, where he scored his second goal of the season on December 20 in Edmonton.
The Markham, Ontario native has also appeared in 13 games for the WBS Penguins this season, recording seven points (3G-4A).
Di Pauli, 25, has skated in 19 games for WBS this season, recording four goals, five assists and nine points. He did not dress in either of the games he was recalled for with Pittsburgh.
In 127 career AHL games, all with WBS, the Woodbridge, Illinois native has tallied 25 goals, 21 assists, and 46 points.
Czuczman, 28, has played in 13 NHL games, all with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording two assists. He also did not appear in any games with the Penguins during his recall.
This season with WBS as an alternate captain, the six-foot-two, 205-pound Czuczman tallied one goal, seven assists, eight points and a plus-6 in 21 games.
The Penguins return to action on Friday, December 27, in Nashville, as they take on the Predators following a five-day holiday break. Puck drop is set for 8:00 PM ET.