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Penguins call up newcomer Josh Jooris after injuries

Jonathan Bombulie
| Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Josh Jooris (right), acquired from the Hurricanes at the trade deadline, was called up by the Penguins on Thursday.
Josh Jooris (right), acquired from the Hurricanes at the trade deadline, was called up by the Penguins on Thursday.

After losing two forwards to injury in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the Penguins called up center Josh Jooris from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Thursday.

Bryan Rust suffered an upper-body injury when he was boarded by Flyers defenseman Robert Hagg. Dominik Simon suffered a lower-body injury.

Jooris, 27, was acquired from Carolina in exchange for Greg McKegg at the trade deadline. He projects as a fourth-line center in the Penguins lineup.

— Jonathan Bombulie

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