On Wednesday morning, the Pittsburgh Penguins made some moves to cement their opening night roster.
Everyone can now breathe as the Penguins re-called winger Beau Bennett from Wheeling of the ECHL. In addition to adding Bennett to the NHL roster, the Penguins also came to an agreement with forward Chuck Kobasew. Kobasew was on a try-out during the duration of training camp, and signed a one-year deal worth $550,000 to stay in Pittsburgh.
To make room for Bennett and Kobasew, the Penguins sent forward Chris Conner and defenseman Harrison Ruopp back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and placed Matt D’Agostini on injured reserve. It is expected that Kobasew will take the place of D’Agostini on the third line with either Bennett or Jussi Jokinen and Brandon Sutter. The signing of Kobasew gives the Penguins fourteen forwards on the roster.