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Penguins assign Sam Lafferty to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Seth Rorabaugh
Penguins rookie forward Sam Lafferty has appeared in 10 games this season and has six points (three goals, three assists).

The Penguins have assigned rookie forward Sam Lafferty to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

The 24-year-old native of Hollidaysburg was recalled on Oct. 7 and appeared in 10 games while scoring six points (three goals, three assists).

Primarily used on the right wing of the fourth line, Lafferty was occasionally used as a second-line center and a penalty killer as an injury replacement during his NHL service. He has averaged 13:27 of ice time per game this season.

With forward Evgeni Malkin potentially being activated from injured reserve for Saturday’s home game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Penguins needed to clear a roster spot to stay within the NHL’s limit of 23 active players on a roster.

Lafferty was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s 7-1 home win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Seth Rorabaugh is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Seth by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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