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With the return of defenseman Kris Letang getting closer, the Pittsburgh Penguins made some roster moves today to make room for him and another injured player. The team announced that they re-assigned forwards Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today. Both players started the season in the AHL and did not record any points with Pittsburgh. Forward Beau Bennett, who has missed the past four games as a result of an injury, is one candidate who could be available to return to the lineup. However, he did not practice with the team today.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forwards Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
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Little did anyone know that this would be the only goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Paul Martin can’t keep the puck in at the offensive zone blue line, takes it back to center ice, and then gives it away at the offensive blue line to the Avs. As this happens...
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