by Tony on 10/31/08 at 11:02 PM ET
The Penguins, hamstrung with both pesky injuries and a stagnant offense, recalled perhaps their best offensive prospect, Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tonight.
NOTE: The recall is not official, the Penguins have not announced it. However, according to a thread on Let’s Go Pens, Scott Stuccio on the Baby Penguins’ radio broadcast reported the recall. In addition, according to tonight’s WBS game summary so far, Pesonen is not in the lineup.
Pesonen, 26, was the Finnish SM-Liga League scoring champion last season. He’s a 2004 4th round draft pick of Anaheim.
It’s unknown at this time whether the Pesonen recall means that the injury to Sidney Crosby, believed to be a rib injury, is bad enough to keep him out of the lineup for Saturday night’s game in St. Louis, or perhaps it is merely another move in an attempt to bolster the struggling offense.
In seven games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton so far this season, Pesonen has two goals, nine points and is plus/minus of +9.
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