The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Kevin Porter and goaltender Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Porter, 31, was a key contributor to Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup championship last season, logging major minutes on the penalty kill while appearing in enough regular-season games (41) before suffering a season-ending injury to get his name on the Stanley Cup.
This year, the 5-foot-11, 191-pound Porter ranks second (tied) in scoring on WBS with 46 points (11G-35A) in 67 games. He has scored three of his goals on the power play and two shorthanded.
In two seasons with WBS, Porter has 55 points (16G-39A) in 83 regular-season games. A former Hobey Baker Award winner while at Michigan, Porter has played in 247 NHL games and 355 AHL contests since turning pro.
Jarry, 21, was not only an AHL All-Star this year, but a chief reason why the WBS Penguins have already locked up a 15th-straight playoff berth, the longest active run in the AHL.
Jarry, who stands 6-foot-2, 194 pounds, owns a 28-15-2 record, 2.15 goals-against average, a .925 save percentage and three shutouts in 45 games, including a 21-save blanking of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last night in a 3-0 WBS victory.
This year, Jarry currently ranks third in the AHL in wins, fifth in goals-against average and sixth in save percentage. He and teammate Casey DeSmith are on pace to give up the fewest goals in the AHL, which would mark the fifth time in seven years that WBS has captured the Harry "Haps" Holmes Memorial Award that accompanies that honor.
During his first two seasons, Jarry has gone 45-28-5 with a 2.37 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and eight shutouts in 78 AHL games.
In previous NHL stints over the last two years, Jarry has served as the Penguins' backup, but is still looking to make his NHL debut. He was the backup to Jeff Zatkoff for Games 1 and 2 of the Pens' opening-round defeat of the New York Rangers last April.