Blandisi was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday. Blandisi was a healthy scratch for two games during his most recent stint with the Penguins. He'll continue to bounce between the two leagues, serving in a depth role while with the parent club.
The Penguins recalled Blandisi from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday. Blandisi has bounced around between the NHL and AHL levels this season as the Penguins have dealt with various injuries. He's tallied five points in 21 games with the big club. It's unclear if the 25-year-old will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.
The Penguins assigned Blandisi to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday. Blandisi's demotion paves the way for Sidney Crosby (groin) to return to action Tuesday against Minnesota. The 25-year-old picked up an assist while posting a minus-2 rating in five appearances during his stay with the big club.
Blandisi was placed on waivers by the Penguins on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. By waiving Blandisi, Pittsburgh is clearing the way for him to eventually be reassigned to the minors, which would free up a roster spot to activate a certain captain off injured reserve. The move could just be a precursor, which means Blandisi's potential demotion to the minors will likely depend on Sidney Crosby's (groin) availability against Colorado on Friday.
Blandisi recorded an assist, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Senators. Blandisi found Dominik Simon for the tally at 11:44 of the first period. Through 18 games this year, the 25-year-old center has five points, 12 shots on goal and 24 hits. He's used in a low-scoring, bottom-six role, which will keep fantasy owners from paying much attention.
Last 7 Games
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