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Pens Send Eric Tangradi And Andrew Hutchinson Back To Wilkes-Barre

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have demoted forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL today.


Tangradi, 21, played in all nine games this season, scoring one goal and one assist. His ice time had been drastically cut over the past three games, down to under 10 minutes a night, so sending him back to the minors should provide significant time for him to work on his game.


Hutchinson, 30, filled in for five games with Pittsburgh due to injuries to Brooks Orpik (who has returned) and Zbynek Michalek (who is practicing with the team and close to returning).


Forward Arron Asham, who has missed the entire season so far with a shoulder injury, is expected to make his debut with the Penguins in their next game on Wednesday.

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