Penguins add Goligoski
Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.You do know what they say about desperate times.
Goligoski currently ranks second in the playoffs scoring 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) in 19 postseason games as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has advanced to the Calder Cup Finals vs. the Chicago Wolves.>> team release
By all accounts, Goligoski has had a terrific AHL playoffs and it's expected he'll be with the NHL club next season. Undersized but very skilled with the puck, the University of Minnesota alum has tied the record for most postseason points by a defenceman, and he doesn't turn 23 until the end of next month.
It's a lot to ask him to do something against the Red Wings, especially given he played Sunday afternoon in a loss against the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup finals, but his presence in Game 5 might not hurt.
The Penguins could, at the very least, use a Malkin replacement to play the point on the power play.