The Penguins cut 18 players from their training camp roster today.
Players assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League include goaltenders Matt Murray, Eric Hartzell, forwards Scott Wilson, Josh Archibald, Anton Zlobin, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Matia Marcantuoni, Tom Kuhnhackl, Adam Payerl (right), Bryan Rust, Nick Drazenovic, defensemen Nick D’Agostino and Harrison Ruopp.
Forwards Tom Kostopoulos, Conor Sheary as well as defensemen Alex Boak and Clark Seymour were released from their tryout contracts and will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s training camp.
Goaltender Tristan Jarry was returned to his junior team, the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings.
Those cuts leave the NHL Penguins with 37 players.
-EN Says: Payerl being cut early is the only even menially surprising name listed. Considering he has size (6-foot-3, 218 pounds) and had a brief cup of coffee last season, one would figure he would have gotten a longer look. That said, he did take an early hooking penalty in last night's preseason game. While that wasn't likely a deciding factor, it didn't help his case.