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Pittsburgh Penguins recall cavalry from AHL, place Tanner Glass and Paul Martin on IR

The Pittsburgh Penguins are considered one of the deepest organizations in the NHL. That depth is being put to the test these days, as they continue to lose bodies at an alarming rate. This time around it is Tanner Glass and Paul Martin that the team has placed on the injured reserve.

They join Beau Bennett, Rob Scuderi, Tomas Vokoun and Chuck Kobasew on the sidelines.

To deal with this bevy of injuries, general manager Ray Shero made several recalls from the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins this morning. As per the official site of the Penguins (Pittsburgh):

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Jayson Megna and Chris Conner and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Most teams can’t recall so much quality from the farm system, and Pittsburgh is being rewarded for its stellar drafting right now. Despres was expected to make the NHL this season, but the emergence of Olli Maatta and the desire to get him loads of playing time forced him to the AHL.

He’s the top scorer among defensemen in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, and could actually provide the same sturdy level of play of a guy like Martin.

Megna was strong during his cup of coffee earlier in the season, while Conner has 11 points in 15 games in the minors this year.

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