By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Defenseman Juuso Riikola has been recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by the Pittsburgh Penguins.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Permitless Gun Bill
The announcement was made Saturday by Penguins General Manager Ron Hextall.
Riikola has played four preseason games with the Pens and was at training camp.READ MORE: Charges Against Cletus Lee, North Braddock Mayor-Elect, Withdrawn
He also played in two games during the 2020-21 season.
The Penguins have recalled defenseman Juuso Riikola from the @WBSPenguins.
Riikola, 27, attended Pittsburgh’s training camp and played in four preseason games with the Penguins.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 23, 2021
“The Joensuu, Finland native has dressed for 75 career NHL games, scoring three goals, nine assists and 12 points with a plus-6. In eight career AHL games, split between the 2018-19 and ’21-22 seasons, Riikola has tallied four assists,” the Penguins wrote on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
The move comes as several players, including Crosby, Letang, Carter and Rust, will not play tonight against the Maple Leafs.