Penguins send Sill back to Wilkes-Barre
The Penguins sent center Zach Sill to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Thursday.
Sill did not produce a point in 20 NHL games, but the Penguins were pleased with his performance. Sill displayed physical prowess by fighting on two occasions, and he delivered a number of hits.
A penalty-killing specialist, Sill was placed in several crucial spots during his 20-game stint and responded favorably on each occasion.
Despite losing noted penalty killers like Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke in recent seasons — right wing Pascal Dupuis, who is out for the season with a torn ACL, was arguably the team's best penalty killer last season — the Penguins remain No. 1 in the NHL in killing penalties.
Sill has scored 32 goals in 273 career games in Wilkes-Barre.
The Penguins also announced that right wing Andrew Ebbett has been removed from injured reserve.
Ebbett has been out for almost two months since breaking an ankle while blocking a shot taken.