Penguins make 3rd Round of Roster Cuts
To Wilkes-Barre Scranton: – Ryan Craig, Nick Johnson, Colin McDonald, Eric Tangradi, Scott Munroe, Brad Thiessen
Defenseman Scott Harrington was returned to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
A few semi-surprising names on this list, especially Nick Johnson, who most Penguins fans have been impressed with this preseason and training camp. Colin McDonald’s name also might be surprising, considering the lack of a true net presence on the team, but the AHL leading scorer wasn’t able to highlight his offensive skills, even while placed on a line with a red-hot Evgeni Malkin. I think the most disappointing name on this list has to be Eric Tangradi. Tangradi has been one of the Penguins top prospects since he was acquired in the Ryan Whitney trade alongside Chris Kunitz, but has failed to win a roster spot on a team desperate for wingers.