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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled striker Frederick Gaudreau from their taxi team and striker Jared McCann in the injured Reserve brought.
27-year-old Gaudreau could make his penguin debut in a street competition against the New York Islanders on Thursday.
Gaudreau is a free agent who signed this past off-season. He has spent the past six seasons with the Nashville Predators organization. Gaudreau spent the entire 2019-20 season with the Milwaukee Admirals, the member of the Predators’ American Hockey League. He appeared in 42 games and scored 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists).
His last NHL action was in 2018/19 when he appeared in 55 games for the Predators and scored four points (one goal, three assists).
The Penguins signed a two-way contract with Gaudreau (6 feet, 197 pounds) on October 10, with a salary cap of $ 700,000.
McCann’s placement in the injured reserve will be retroactive to February 6th. During the 4-3 defeat against the islanders on Saturday, McCann left the game in the first phase due to an unknown injury. On Wednesday, coach Mike Sullivan stated that McCann would take a « week by week » break.
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