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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Janne Pesonen Recalled from AHL, Talbot Day-to-Day

Janne Pesonen has been recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL. Pesonen played one game in the NHL earlier this season, but has been performing quite well in the AHL. He has five goals and 16 assists in 19 games with WBS.

The call-up likely means that Maxime Talbot will miss at least a few games. He is currently listed as day-to-day.

It's a little curious that Pesonen is being recalled in favour of either Jeff Taffe (who has more NHL experience) or Chris Minard (who has been performing better in the AHL.) Both Minard and Pesonen were called up earlier this season, while Taffe has spent the entire season in the AHL. Talbot's role could probably be filled better by Minard, who takes a more physical approach to the game than Pesonen, who is more of a finesse player.

Though I am excited to see Pesonen back in the NHL. If he has adapted to the North American game well I can see him performing very well in Pittsburgh. I'd love to see him on a line with Crosby or Malkin, even for a few shifts, just to see how he does.

Of course, any talk about Pesonen gives me the opportunity to show this:

That's just good stuff right there.

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