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Pens Recall Nasreddine, Smith

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alain Nasreddine and forward Nathan Smith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced Monday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. 

Nasreddine is in his second stint with the Penguins, appearing in four games with the club before being reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Nov. 13. He appeared in 44 games for the club during the 2006-07 season, collecting five points (1+4) and ranking second on the team with a plus-12 rating. In 33 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, Nasreddine has scored eight points (4+4).

Smith ranks second in scoring for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 34 points (12+22) playing in all 44 games for the club this season  He registered a nine-game point streak from Dec. 15 to Jan. 2 recording 13 points (5+8).  Smith has also served as team captain of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He was signed by the Penguins as a free agent on July 12., 2007. Smith has played four career games in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, the club that drafted him in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2000 NHL Draft.

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