Dec 24, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT
After filling in admirably for five games, a pair of young Pittsburgh Penguins are headed back to the farm.
The Penguins announced they’ve reassigned forward Harry Zolnierczyk and defenseman Philip Samuelsson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL.
Both players played in the past five games for the Pens between Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. Zolnierczyk made the most of his return to the NHL scoring a goal against Calgary on Saturday.
Question here is: Are they headed down just for the holiday or will any of their numerous injured players be returning after Christmas?
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