Dea was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday.

Dea, who was re-claimed off waivers by the Penguins on Nov. 29, will link up with the club after Dominik Simon (lower body) was placed on injured reserve. In his 20 games with the Devils, the 24-year-old Dea tallied three goals, two helpers and 27 shots while averaging 10:44 of ice time. Whether the natural center slots into the lineup versus Ottawa on Saturday will likely depend on the health of Patric Hornqvist (undisclosed).

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