The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Sundqvist, 22, has been one of the top offensive threats for WBS this season, ranking third (tied) on the club with 16 goals, and fourth with 39 points, in 53 contests. He has also compiled a plus-11.
Last year, the 6-foot-3, 209-pound pivot from Boden, Sweden logged his first NHL action with Pittsburgh, totaling four points (1G-3A) in 18 regular-season games, then appearing in two Stanley Cup playoff contests. Sundqvist earned both a Stanley Cup ring, and a day with the Cup in his hometown.
Over the past two seasons, Sundqvist has appeared in 98 AHL games with WBS, scoring 21 times and adding 35 assists for 56 points with a plus-8.