Pens recall Pouliot from AHL

AP

The Pittsburgh Penguins, with a game tonight in Chicago, have recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the AHL.

No word why the move was made, but it’s worth noting that teams are limited to four recalls post-trade deadline, which is today at 3 p.m. ET. Called up this morning, Pouliot would not count as one of those four recalls.

The Pens are currently dealing with a number of injuries on their blue line. Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley are on IR, and Kris Letang is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

The addition of Pouliot would appear to give the Pens eight healthy defensemen, including recent trade acquisition Ron Hainsey. Steven Oleksy was a scratch in last night’s 3-2 loss in Dallas.

Pouliot, 23, has only played seven NHL games this season, with no points registered.

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