Penguins re-assign Dea, waive Wilson


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Jean-Sebastien Dea, Garrett Wilson. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Penguins have re-assigned forward Jean-Sebastien Dea to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was announced Tuesday.

Dea played three games in Pittsburgh since being recalled on Dec. 7, registering one goal in three games.

After the Penguins reclaimed Dea off waivers from the Devils on Nov. 29, he became eligible for up to 10 cumulative games or 30 cumulative days on the active NHL roster before needing further waivers. He's able to be in Pittsburgh for up to seven more games or 10 more days this season before he would need waivers again to be sent back to Wilkes-Barre.

Garrett Wilson was placed on waivers at noon Tuesday, and he will be on waivers until noon Wednesday. If he clears waivers, he does not immediately have to be assigned to Wilkes-Barre. He could play up to 10 games or remain on the active roster for up to 30 days, whichever comes first.

Wilson recorded two assists in 13 games with Pittsburgh. He would be a welcome addition to Wilkes-Barre, where he recorded six goals and six assists in 12 games as the team's captain.

Tuesday was the last day to place players on waivers before the NHL's holiday roster freeze.

The roster moves likely mean thatĀ Patric Hornqvist is getting close to a return. He was removed from injured reserve Tuesday.

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