The Penguins officially call up Dustin Jeffrey and John Curry to offset the losses of Arron Asham and Brent Johnson who were both injured last night.
We knew that a couple of moves were on the horizon as we walked out of Dan Bylsma’s press conference last night. They would need a body or two to replace Arron Asham and Brent Johnson in the line-up.
We speculated in the press box following the game that it would most likely be John Curry and Dustin Jeffrey who got the call and it turns out that we were spot on. Both Jeffrey and Currey were recalled late last night and will join the team in Washington for their game against the Capitals this evening.
Curry, 26, has an 11-5 record with a 2.33 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout with WBS this season. Over his career, he has seen action in four games and has posted a 2-2 record.
Jeffrey, 22, has appeared in three games with Pittsburgh this season. He recorded his first career two-point game with a goal and an assist Dec. 11 at Buffalo.
Jeffrey is the fourth (tied) leading scoring in the AHL and paces WBS with 32 points on 14 goals and 18 assists in 27 games. He also boasts a plus-5 rating, four power-play goals, five shorthanded goals and 99 shots.