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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled center Teddy Blueger from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday, giving him his first chance at the NHL level in three years.

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The 24-year-old Blueger, 24 is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s leading scorer with 21 goals and 39 points in 45 games. His goal total is fourth in the AHL. Blueger also has a team-leading plus-20 rating for WBS this season.

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The 6-foot, 195-pounder has 49 goals, 66 assists and is a plus-58 in 179 career games with WBS after being drafted in the second round in 2012.

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A roster spot opened up when the Penguins traded defenseman Jamie Oleksiak on Monday.