Angello is week-to-week after sustaining an upper-body injury against Ottawa on Tuesday, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.
The Penguins continue to struggle to shake off the injury bug, though Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) could slot back into the lineup versus Buffalo on Thursday. Prior to getting hurt, Angello was likely headed back to the minors once both Bjugstand and Brandon Tanev (illness) are cleared to return.
Angello was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday.
Angello will provide the Penguins with emergency depth while Zach Aston-Reese (lower body) and Dominik Simon (upper body) remain on the shelf. The 23-year-old Angello is unlikely to break into the lineup versus the Senators on Tuesday over Sam Lafferty.
Angello was sent down to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday.
Angello appeared in seven games with the NHL squad, scoring one goal and averaging 5:37 of ice time. After the Penguins acquired a few forwards Monday, both Angello and Sam Lafferty were sent back to the minors. The 23-year-old has 25 points in 45 AHL contests this season.
Angello scored his first career goal, and first career point, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Appearing in only his fifth NHL game as a last-minute substitute for Evgeni Malkin (illness), Angello quickly capitalized on the opportunity by tipping home a Sam Lafferty point shot late in the first period. The rookie has been fairly productive for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season with 16 goals and 25 points through 45 games, but Angello's unlikely to make much fantasy impact even if he does begin to draw into the Pittsburgh lineup more frequently.
Angello was promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Thursday.
Angello has yet to appear in an NHL game but could get that opportunity versus the Flyers on Friday. Rather than bring back Sam Lafferty -- who was shipped down prior to the All-Star break -- the club opted to give Angello a look, which shouldn't come as a surprise considering the center is leading the Baby Pens with 16 goals in 45 appearances this year.
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