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.
Josh Yohe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @JoshYohe_Trib.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability
- Penguins’ Scuderi offers honest assessment of his 2013-14 performance
- Now healthy, Penguins’ Bennett eyes bigger role
- Penguins backup goaltender Zatkoff eyes new challenge with team