Penguins castoff Greg McKegg finds scoring touch in Carolina |

Penguins castoff Greg McKegg finds scoring touch in Carolina

Jonathan Bombulie
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Matt Cullen (7) tangles with Carolina Hurricanes’ Greg McKegg (42) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C.

Pittsburgh Penguins castoff Greg McKegg has found a home on the fourth line of the Carolina Hurricanes.

McKegg, who scored two goals in 26 games with the Penguins in 2017-18, has scored in each of Carolina’s last two playoff games coming into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Bruins on Sunday afternoon.

He scored in the finale of a four-game sweep of the New York Islanders in the second round and in Carolina’s Game 1 loss against Boston on Thursday.

McKegg, who has played for five NHL teams and five AHL teams in the past six seasons, signed with the Penguins in the summer of 2017. He was sent to Carolina for fellow fourth-line center Josh Jooris at the trade deadline in February of 2018.

He split this season evenly between Carolina and Charlotte of the AHL.

“Hockey’s a tough business,” McKegg told “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. It’s tough being up and down all the time, but you have to stick with it and hope for opportunities like this.”

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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