Wilson signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Penguins on Friday that will net him $650,000 at the NHL level, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Wilson spent nearly the entire 2016-17 campaign in the AHL, notching 31 points over 59 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton affiliate. Given the number of players departing from the defending champs, Wilson could stand an outside shot of snagging an Opening Night roster spot if he proves worthy during training camp. However, it's unlikely the 26-year-old will gain fantasy relevance considering he has never tallied a point at the top level.
Wilson was waived by the Penguins along with six others in order to reassign them to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday. Wilson was having a strong camp, including a two-goal performance against the Red Wings on Sept. 27, but will be reassigned to the minors if he is unclaimed. Along with Wilson, the Pens also waived Tim Erixon, Stuart Percy, Cameron Gaunce, Reid McNeill, Steve Oleksy, and Chad Ruhwedel.
Wilson signed a one-year, two-way deal Thursday with the Penguins. Given the number of AHL players that earned a spot in the NHL during the Pens cup run, the organization needed guys like Wilson to fill the gaps at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 25-year-old has failed to record a point in 34 contests in the majors, so fantasy owners are unlikely to take note of his signing.
Wilson was recalled from AHL Portland on Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. The Panthers placed Erik Gudbranson on injured reserve, so Wilson will take his roster spot in a corresponding move. The 24-year-old winger has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) through 37 contests at the AHL level this season, but has failed to work his way onto the scoresheet in six games with the parent club.
Wilson has been reassigned to AHL Portland, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The Panthers have reportedly recalled forwards Connor Brickley and Logan Shaw, leaving Wilson, who failed to record a point in six NHL games this season, as the odd man out. However, he figures to get consistent playing time in the minors, where he was four assists and 16 PIM in seven contests with the Pirates.
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