Penguins forward Kasper Bjorkqvist earned recall on merit

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A day after being recalled to the NHL roster, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Kasper Bjorkqvist was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena. Monday's transaction was Bjorkqvist's first in-season recall since he was selected by the Penguins in the second round (No.
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A day after being recalled to the NHL roster, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Kasper Bjorkqvist was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena.

Monday's transaction was Bjorkqvist's first in-season recall since he was selected by the Penguins in the second round (No. 61 overall) of the 2016 draft. During the 2021 postseason, Bjorkqvist was part of a group of players recalled to serve as "Black Aces" (i.e. prospects or minor-leaguers who are summoned to the NHL level for the benefit of furthering their development).

Opening this season on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' roster and primarily deployed on the left wing of the second line, Bjorkqvist has appeared in four American Hockey League (AHL) games and has one goal.

With the NHL Penguins missing the services of forwards Jeff Carter (covid-19) and Bryan Rust, Bjorkqvist was recalled after management got positive reports from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's coaches.

"He's been one of their best forwards," coach Mike Sullivan said. "That was one of the decisions-makers in why Kasper got called up. It is, without question,…
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