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Pens nab Cal O’Reilly off re-entry waivers

Feb 1, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT

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The Penguins have claimed center Cal O’Reilly off re-entry waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.

Pittsburgh will be O’Reilly’s third team of the season. The 25-year-old was traded from Nashville to Phoenix back in October.

O’Reilly has 40 points in 107 career NHL games, which isn’t such a bad stat line when you consider he typically plays just 12-15 minutes per game (not to mention Phoenix and Nashville aren’t exactly the 1980s Edmonton Oilers.) A pending RFA, his $1.05 million cap hit will be split equally between the Pens and Coyotes.

It should be interesting to see how O’Reilly fares on a team that can put the puck in the net. With centers Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal out with injuries, he could feasibly find himself playing in the top six.

  1. yardstickstaal - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Another great addition to “the fraanchise.” Just when I think this team already has too much talent, Good old Ray adds another piece. He will instanly benefit from all the skill and talent around him. Welcome aboard a team destined for greatness

    • vshehane - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      Obviously Nashville doesn’t need him. Glad the Pens do.

      • taytay099 - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

        He was traded to Phoenix earlier this season so this is his 3rd team of the year. 4th if you include his time spent in the AHL.

  2. letangshair - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    hey whats up staalsy glad to see you posting on here too. i’m sure he’ll be getting some sweet dime passes from you in the near future.

  3. kennypowersmfceo - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Most likely not seeing how they’re both centers dumbass…..but smart move none the less seeing how soup can sid is looking more and more like a vegetable these days

    • richardparksdong - Feb 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM

      You idiot.Letang = defender with the most flowing beautiful hair in the game, not to mention a hell of a slapshot you piece of shit. Your name should be stevieimamfnhoeandposerpieceofshit. Get your shit straight.

      • danphipps01 - Feb 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM

        He was referring to Staal and O’Reilly.

    • letangshair - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      let’s be honest here. i didn’t read this horrible article.I just saw penguins and figured we have the top 7 forwards in the league already so this dude definitely aint breaking the top 2 lines.

  4. yardstickstaal - Feb 1, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Obviously not many mortals can figure out the inner workings of the coach disco system. Lines tend to change rapidly and without warning. Tanger, I think I saw the virgin mary in the reflection of your beautiful hair this weekend. You put Fabio to shame you handsome beast

  5. danphipps01 - Feb 1, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Great. Now he has five accounts, is pretending he actually is each respective player, and is making them hit on each other. It’s like a sexually-confused child trying to make his action figures touch each other.

  6. capsfan36 - Feb 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Love the vegetable comment…instant classic. On a more serious note, can we get this douche bag that wants warm cum of all ever pens players on his face, kicked off? I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m sick of it.

    • danphipps01 - Feb 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      As a fan who likes the Pens and despises the Capitals, please, God, listen to this man. Heed his wise, wise words.

  7. murtdurt - Feb 2, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    Agreed! Love the pens.. but this is getting embarrassing.

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