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Penguins recall Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Hey, it’s another opportunity for HCMT to play Janne Pesonen for six minutes a game !!!  Don’t know yet if this will be a replacement for Crosby or Talbot, or neither.
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From the Penguins:

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS RECALL JANNE PESONEN FROM WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

        The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Janne Pesonen from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.  Pesonen, 26, leads the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with 27 assists and ranks third with 40 points (13 goals, 27 assists) in 34 games.  He has played six games in three stints with Pittsburgh this season, making his NHL debut in St. Louis on November 1.  Pesonen scored two points in three preseason appearances with Pittsburgh.  The 5-11, 180-pound forward led the Finnish Elite League last season, recording 78 points (34 goals, 44 assists) in 56 games with the Oulu Karpat.  He contributed 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) during the postseason, helping lead Karpat to its fifth league championship.  The native of Suomussalmi, Finland was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the ninth round (269th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  Pesonen signed with the Penguins as a free agent July 7, 2008.

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