The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home after a grueling five game road trip, and will send Josh Archibald and Oskar Sundqvist back to the AHL for the time being. The two will re-join the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins for their back-to-back starting tomorrow night against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Archibald got into just a single game during this most recent call-up, while Sundqvist skates in three contests. Both players saw very little ice time when they did make it into a game, but will return to successful seasons in the AHL. The pair have 27 and 39 points respectively in the minor league, with Sundqvist showing his physical dominance against the lower level. The two will likely be back up at some point if injuries strike the Penguins down the stretch.
Pittsburgh had a chance to keep pace with the Washington Capitals for first place in the NHL last night, but were beaten in every aspect of the game by the Philadelphia Flyers. Outshot 28-24, the Penguins will limp away following the 4-0 victory that saw Wayne Simmonds collect his 200th career goal and 29th of the season. The Penguins will welcome the lowly Devils into town tomorrow night, before playing an afternoon game against Florida on Sunday.