Pittsburgh Penguins Recall Despres, Megna and Conner

Simon Despres, Paul Martin

Simon Despres (left) may be replacing Paul Martin (right) in the lineup. Credit: AP Photo/ Gene J. Puskar

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 23-man roster continues to shuffle as a result of injuries. General manager Ray Shero announced today that the team has recalled forwards Jayson Megna and Chris Conner and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. It was announced earlier in the week that forward Beau Bennett would be out 8-10 weeks with a broken wrist/hand. Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of the additions to the current injury report. Forward Tanner Glass, who is having a great season on the fourth line for Pittsburgh, will be out 3-4 weeks with a broken hand and defenseman Paul Martin has a lower-body injury and could miss some time. Glass and Bennett are already on injured-reserve, but Martin is not listed on it yet, according to the team website. Forward Brian Gibbons was assigned back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton yesterday. In addition to these moves, the Penguins placed forward Matt D’Agostini on waivers yesterday. He can be claimed by any NHL team until noon today. If he is not claimed, he can be sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Here are the current injured players for Pittsburgh:

F Beau Bennett
F Tanner Glass
F Chuck Kobasew
D Paul Martin
D Rob Scuderi
G Tomas Vokoun