Sill re-assigned to Penguins AHL affiliate

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PITTSBURGH - Zach Sill was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Sill, a native of Birch Hill, near Brookfield, played in 20 NHL games this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 25-year-old centre was a healthy scratch for the Penguins in Wednesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens with forwards Chuck Kobasew and James Neal healthy and back in the Pittsburgh lineup.

Sill, six-foot-two, 197 pounds, was averaging 10:48 minutes of ice time. He had no points and 12 penalty minutes.

Although Sill made a limited impact offensively during his time with the big club, he did play an important role on the Penguins' No. 1-ranked penalty kill, averaging 1:54 of shorthanded minutes per game.

Organizations: Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Montreal Canadiens

Geographic location: Brookfield, Pittsburgh

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