The Penguins demoted defenseman Simon Despres to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
A first-round pick in 2009, Despres, 20, has appeared in 13 NHL game this season and has four points (one goal, three assists).
EN Says: Despres has played like he belongs in the NHL this season. But he's still on his entry-level contract so the team can still save a little money against the salary cap by sending him to the AHL while they have a five-day break between games.
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