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Pens recall forward Jayson Megna

The merry-go-round from Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre continues as the Pens call up a forward who will make his NHL debut tomorrow night.

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From the team:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Megna, 23, will be looking to make his NHL debut tomorrow night against the New York Islanders. The second-year pro was off to a great start with WBS, placing second on the team in goals (3) and plus-minus (+8) through the first six games. In total, Megna has five points (3G-2A) on the year.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Megna has excelled on the penalty kill, as he leads the AHL with two shorthanded goals and three shorthanded points. Megna, who has been a plus player in all six of his games, is also tied for the AHL lead with two game-winning goals.

As you probably saw, the Pens sent Chris Conner and Harry Zolnierczyk down to WB/S yesterday, so addind Megna makes sense. Neither of those other guys were contributing a ton, and they're more veteran and known quantities. At 23 years old (and just starting his second season) Megna might be better than the devil you know...Or he might be worse. We won't know until we find out, and we won't find out until Megna gets the chance.

To make room, the Pens put Beau Bennett on IR, but he's already eligible to return whenever healthy. So get healthy!

Until then, anything to keep Deryk Engelland out of the lineup as a forward is a welcome thing, and Megna should add some speed, energy and grit against an Islander team that has some of that themselves.