PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Defensemen Simon Despres and Brian Strait and forward Eric Tangradi were reassigned to Wilke-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League Monday.

The Baby Pens are currently in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs against Hershey. They own a 2-0 series lead.

Despres and Strait played the final three games for the Penguins in their first-round playoff loss to Philadelphia in place of Paul Martin and Ben Lovejoy.

Tangradi saw action in Games 4 and 5.

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