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Pens Recall Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson

Per the team release:

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
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↵Hutchinson recorded a goal and an assist in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season opening defeat of rival and two-time defending Calder Cup champion Hershey, 3-2, on Saturday, Oct. 9.
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↵Hutchinson, 30, has played 135 career NHL games with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Nashville. He has 38 career points (12G-26A).
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↵Hutchinson (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) helped the Texas Stars earn a berth in the Calder Cup Final last season, chipping in five goals and 16 assists in 21 playoff games. He won the Calder Cup with Milwaukee in 2004.

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This is not a good sign, it almost certainly means that Brooks Orpik (groin) and Zbynek Michalek (shoulder) will not be able to play tomorrow against the Toronto Maple Leafs. One of those two may be headed to the injured reserve, but that is likely to happen tomorrow once both are re-evaluated.

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