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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Forward Eric Tangradi was re-assigned to the Penguins' AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, today.

Tangradi failed to score in two games after he was recalled last week because of injuries. He leads the AHL Penguins with seven goals and is second with 12 points.

The Penguins also recalled forward Steve MacIntyre from an AHL conditioning assignment.

The Penguins are healthy after the returns Tuesday night of wingers Steve Sullivan and Tyler Kennedy. Each played in a 6-3 win over Colorado at Consol Energy Center and both will accompany the club to Tampa today for the start of a swing through Florida.

This road trip, which includes games at Tampa Bay and Florida, marks the annual fathers' trip. Players' fathers can join their sons on the trip, and most do.

It is not clear, yet, if center Sidney Crosby will play on this trip. He has not played since Jan. 5 because of a concussion, and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Monday there was no change in Crosby's status.

Crosby has looked sharp in practices since he was cleared for full contact Oct. 13 by team physician Dr. Charles Burke. Crosby has not addressed his status since Nov. 7, and the Penguins have said they provide notice before Crosby's anticipated return.

Not practicing for the Penguins today are defenseman Deryk Engelland, forward Dusting Jeffrey and right wing James Neal. Bylsma will address their status after today's practice.

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