Found January 02, 2014 on The PensNation:
Credit: Anthony Causi/New York Post The Pittsburgh Penguins got a little bigger on Thursday afternoon. The team announced that they claimed forward Taylor Pyatt off waivers from the New York Rangers. Pyatt, 32, is listed at 6-foot-4 and weighs 235 pounds. He is now one of the tallest players on the roster and is the heaviest player on the Penguins. Pyatt has really struggled this season with New York, recording 1 assist in 22 games. He had scored over 10 goals in 7 of his 12 seasons in the NHL before the 2013-14 season. Pyatt tallied 6 goals and 5 assists last season with New York under John Tortorella in 48 games. However, he has been a healthy scratch lately for the Rangers under new head coach Alain Vigneault. It will be interesting to see if Pyatt can turn around his career in Dan Bylsma‘s system since the Penguins have been linked to Pyatt in the past.  He will wear No. 17 and will most likely play in Pittsburgh’s bottom-six. The Penguins face the Rangers tomorrow night. In other news, forward Chris Conner will be out 6-8 weeks after being told he will need surgery on his hand.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Claim Taylor Pyatt Off of Waivers

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