The “Black Aces” Have Arrived… Seven Recalled from WBS


The Penguins have officially recalled seven players from Wilkes Barre-Scranton and the group will serve as their team’s taxi squad for the remainder of the the playoffs.

Forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, Mark Letestu, Eric Tangradi and Tim Wallace, defenseman Steve Wagner and goaltender John Curry will join the Penguins for the 2010 postseason. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season ended when the Baby Penguins were eliminated by Albany in the first round of the AHL playoffs on April 19.

The seven players join forward Chris Conner, defensemen Deryk Engelland and Ben Lovejoy and goaltender Brad Thiessen, who were previously recalled from WBS by Pittsburgh for the postseason.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Reirden and assistant coach John Hynes will also join the Penguins for the playoffs.


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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for and is the primary contributor for this site

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