The Penguins recalled forwards Jeff Taffe (right) and Tim Wallace from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Taffe began the season with the NHL Penguins playing in a season-opening 4-3 overtime win in Sweden against the Senators before being banished to the AHL. He appeared in 45 games with the club last season mostly filling in the likes of the injured Sidney Crosby, Gary Roberts, Tyler Kennedy and others. He finished with 12 points (five goals and seven assists) and was a plus-2.
Taffe has been one of the AHL Penguins' best players this season scoring 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) in 24 games.
Wallace has never played in the NHL. The right winger has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 21 games in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He recorded 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 74 games last season with the AHL Penguins.
Wallace is a third- or fourth-line type of player. He is limited in his offensive abilities but will go into the corners and to the front of the net and bang some bodies:
He's not exactly renown for his fighting ability but he's not afraid to drop the gloves:
EN Says: This move really makes sense to us. Janne Pesonen was miscast as a fourth-liner in his recent call up and just doesn't have the abilities suited for that role. Taffe and Wallace are clearly better fits.
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