The Penguins have demoted forwards Dustin Jeffrey, Joe Vitale (right) and defenseman Brian Strait to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
In 15 NHL games this season, Jeffrey, 23, has scored eight points (five goals, three assists). Jeffrey is Wilkes/Barre/Scranton's leading scorer with 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) in 40 games this season.
In nine NHL games this season, Vitale, 25, has two points (one goal, one assist) and has won 56.2 percent of his faceoffs. In 50 AHL games this season, Vitale hs 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists).
In three NHL games this season, Strait, 23, has not recorded a point. In 55 AHL games this season, Strait has eight points (two goals, six assists).
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