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Pens Claim O’Reilly Off Waivers From Phoenix

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins added some depth to their roster Wednesday via re-entry waivers.

According to a statement from the team, the Penguins claimed Cal O’Reilly off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.

The 25-year-old forward has spent time with the Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL this season. He has also spent time with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Portland.

In 27 NHL games this season, O’Reilly has two goals and four assists.

The Predators selected the 6-foot, 188 pound forward in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In 107 career games, O’Reilly has 13 goals and 27 assists. At the AHL level, he has played in 262 games and has 253 points.

According to the statement from the Penguins, “By claiming O’Reilly off re-entry waivers, the Penguins and Phoenix Coyotes will equally split O’Reilly’s 2011-12 salary, with Pittsburgh paying him a prorated portion of $525,000 over the remainder of the season.”

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