Found January 17, 2013 on
Via the Pens:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have returned forwards Beau Bennett and Jayson Megna to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Defenseman Brian Strait was placed on waivers and will be reassigned to WBS on Friday at 12 p.m. provided he clears waivers.
Who else have the Pens placed on waivers? Via Bob McKenzie:
Smith, Holzapfel, Peters, Reese, Grant, Phil Dupuis, Strait, Ferriero (PIT). Anderson, Frazee, Leach, Sestito, Wiseman, Zalewski (NJD).
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 17, 2013
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Via Bob McKenzie:
NYI claim Brian Strait from PIT.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 18, 2013