Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Penguins make 13 cuts

Thirteen players have been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 13 players include forwards Kris Beech, Ryan Stone, Adam Henrich, Aaron Boogaard, Tim Wallace, Jonathan Filewich, David Gove and Christopher Minard; defensemen Deryk Engelland, T.J. Kemp, Ben Lovejoy and Joey Mormina; and goaltender David Brown.
>> team release
Crosby made the cut.

Pittsburgh's down to a 29-player roster, with potentially more cuts to come before they open the season in Sweden about 10 days from now. The injuries have opened some spots on the back end, and 10 defencemen are still in camp (including Gonchar and Whitney).

Here's who's left:

Dupuis - Crosby - Satan
Staal - Malkin - Sykora
Fedotenko - Talbot - Kennedy
Pesonen - Cooke - Godard
Taffe - Thomas - James

Scuderi - Gill
Orpik - Letang
Sydor - Eaton
Richmond - Goligoski




At 2:13 p.m., September 23, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that they don't need to be down to a 23 man roster until AFTER the two games in Europe. That's what it was for the Kings and Ducks last year. I'd assume this 29 man team will be there for the entire European trip.

At 2:19 p.m., September 23, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Yeah, you know, you're right, although I'd be shocked if it's as high as 29. Given they have a few injuries, everyone could get in, however.

At 3:04 p.m., September 23, 2008, Anonymous OneTimer said...

From bottom of Post-Gazette article:

NOTES -- The Penguins will be allowed to carry 24 players, one more than usual, on their roster for their season-opening, two-game series against Ottawa in Sweden Oct. 4-5. Shero said he expects the extra spot to go to a third goaltender, with John Curry the likely choice at this point.

At 6:36 p.m., September 23, 2008, Blogger BDH said...

too bad on minard. i like that guy.

At 9:51 a.m., September 24, 2008, Blogger YzermanZetterberg said...

Did they switch Paul Bissonnette to forward? He was a d-man in junior (and, as far as I know, in the ECHL and AHL too).

At 6:23 p.m., September 24, 2008, Blogger Chunklets said...

Since I'm feeling far too lazy to go look it up myself: Is Aaron Boogaard any relation to Derek?

At 6:35 p.m., September 24, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Yes, it's his brother.


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