WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Last week, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman DerrickPouliot was the beneficiary in a case of addition by subtraction.
When teammate and reigning AHL Player of the Week David Warsofsky was called up to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Pouliot was immediately thrust into a more substantial role by Penguins coach Clark Donatelli.
“(Pouliot’s) been on the power play, so maybe he just gets a little more ice time,” Donatelli said Tuesday, right before the Penguins departed for their game in Toronto. “He’s going to be killing some penalties and picking up some of (Warsofsky’s) slack.
“I think the more he plays, the better he’s going to get, to where he’s a dominant player in this league.”