O'Connor was demoted to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday. O'Connor has served as a healthy scratch for the Pens' last four contests and hasn't suited up since Feb. 25 versus Washington. With the 22-year-old center needing minutes to further his development, the reassignment to the minors should be a good move for O'Connor. In the meantime, Anthony Angello, Sam Lafferty and Colton Sceviour should all be in the mix for bottom-six minutes.
O'Connor was reassigned to Pittsburgh's taxi squad Wednesday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports. O'Connor will likely continue to shuffle between levels throughout the season. The 22-year-old rookie has tallied one helper in nine NHL appearances this year.
O'Connor was promoted to the active roster Tuesday. O'Connor is now eligible to play in Tuesday's home contest versus the Flyers. The 22-year-old has played his first nine NHL games this season, registering an assist and seven shots on net, so he shouldn't be on fantasy radars.
Per Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com, O'Connor is no longer listed on the Penguins' active roster, indicating he's been reassigned to the taxi squad. O'Connor has drawn into nine games with the Penguins this season, picking up one assist while posting a minus-2 rating over that span. Jared McCann (lower body) was activated from injured reserve in a corresponding move Saturday, so O'Connor could be in for an extended stay on the taxi squad.
O'Connor was promoted from the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's game versus the Capitals, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports. O'Connor is expected to skate on the fourth line during Thursday's game. The 22-year-old has averaged just 9:07 of ice time, so fantasy managers shouldn't be concerned with his addition to the lineup.
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