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Pens Recall Letang, Re-assign Nasreddine, Kennedy

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Kris Letang from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL and have re-assigned forward Tyler Kennedy and defenseman Alain Nasreddine to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Letang has played 10 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season ranking third on the club with seven points (one goal, six assists) and leading the team in assists. He played seven games in Pittsburgh during the 2006-07 season scoring two goals before being returned to his junior club in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

This year, Letang played four preseason games for the Penguins before being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the end of training camp. He was originally selected by the Penguins in the third round (62nd overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.

Kennedy played his first six NHL games after being recalled by the Penguins on Oct. 27.  He scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 3 in a game vs. the New York Islanders. The goal came in his third game with the Penguins and was scored on his first NHL shot. Kennedy played six games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before his time in Pittsburgh and recorded five points (three goals, two assists), including two game-winning goals. He was originally selected by the Penguins in the fourth round (99th overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft. 

Nasreddine has played four games for the Penguins this season. He appeared in 44 games for the club during the 2006-07 season, collecting five points (one goal, four assists) and ranking second on the team with a plus-12 rating. Nasreddine has until noon on Wednesday to clear waivers, at which time he will be assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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