Penguins Forward Placed On LTIR

It appears that Teddy Blueger is not recovering too well from his undisclosed injury, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have now placed him on LTIR. Due to it being retroactive to October 11th, he is eligible to be removed from it on November 5th.

This is certainly disappointing to see, as Blueger has emerged as a very important player for the Penguins. He is one of their primary penalty killers because of his marvelous defensive play, but he also contributes strong secondary scoring - as his 28 points in 65 games last season show quite well. Pittsburgh will be hoping that he will be good to go once the 5th rolls around.

Due to the added cap space from Blueger's LTIR placement, the Penguins have called up Drake Caggiula and Samuel Poulin. 

Caggiula impressed well in training camp, but, unfortunately, did not make the final cut. In 18 games last season with the Buffalo Sabres, he had two goals and three assists. 

Poulin, on the other hand, is looking to make his NHL debut from here. All eyes will be on the 2019 first-round pick, as they are hoping he can blossom into a top-six winger in the future. In 72 games last season in the AHL, he had 16 goals and 37 points.

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