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Penguins bring up Lafferty again

PITTSBURGH — According to a report published on nhl.com on Tuesday, Sam Lafferty has been called back up to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg native, was sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 31 after making his National Hockey League debut back on Oct. 8 against the Winnipeg Jets.

Lafferty, a forward, tallied six points in 10 games with the Penguins. Playing for the Baby Pens in 2018-19, Lafferty led his team in assists with 36. In 80 games in the American Hockey League, he totaled 14 goals for 52 points. He was drafted 113th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.

He will join Pittsburgh in New York for a game against the Islanders on Thursday night. The Penguins are 8-6-1, coming off a 6-4 loss at Boston on Monday night in which the Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Pittsburgh tied it at 4-4.

The Islanders are 10-3-0, including a 6-2-0 record at home. The Penguins are 3-3 on the road this season.

The Pens return home this Saturday for a 7 p.m. game with Chicago.

— From Mirror reports

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