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Penguins recall Filip Hallander from WBS

The recall was made on an emergency basis.

NHL: OCT 05 Preseason - Sabres at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Pens have recalled Filip Hallander from the American Hockey League.

The announcement of the recall, which was made on an emergency basis, was released Monday afternoon.

The recall of Hallander comes at a time when the Penguins could find themselves a few players short.

On Monday, Danton Heinen, Kasperi Kapanen and Anthony Angello all were absent from practice due to a non-COVID illness.

It's unclear whether their status will be affected by the illness, or even if the illness could spread further through the team.

So far this season, Hallander has played in 52 games for the WBS Penguins in the AHL.

In those 52 games, he’s scored 10 goals and added in another 13 assists, ranking 3rd almost all WBS rookies with 23 points.

Whether the Penguins end up needing Hallander’s service in the lineup are yet to be seen, but he just could end up playing a role when the team takes on the Avalanche tonight at PPG Paints Arena.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.