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.