Penguins announce emergency roster move!

Just announced by the team.



The Pittsburgh Penguins are fighting for their postseason lives, and will need to pick up as many points as possible in the standings if they're to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 17th consecutive year. Of course, they'll also need to be aided by the teams that they're chasing for one of the two final Wild Card spots in the Eastern Conference to do a bit of losing. 

And ahead of tonight's Titanic matchup at PPG Paints Arena against the postseason bound visiting Minnesota Wild, the team has announced an "emergency" roster move. Forward Alex Nylander has been called up from the American Hockey League affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. 

While it hasn't officially been announced, this almost certainly means that the Penguins are dealing with another injury up front, necessitating the call up from the AHL. Nylander has scored a career-high 25 goals along with 25 assists for 50 points in 55 games played with Wilkes-Barre, along with a plus-2 Plus minus rating. 

Tonight's game against the visiting Wild will get underway starting at 7:00 PM EST. As it currently stands, the Penguins trail both the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers in the Wild Card standings by a single point. 

Source: Twitter