Well, it turns out the amount of hours that Tyler Kennedy spent in the AHL could be counted in hours, the Pens recalled him yesterday after sending him down the day before.
So why the yo-yoing? Is it to get Kennedy some game action? I don't believe so. As the ever solid beat writer for the Baby Pens, Jonathan Bombulie called Kennedy "outstanding", saying that in addition to the 2 goals he set up, he was playing very forcefully, very aggressively.
Pittsburgh needs a spark and Kennedy rocked faces yesterday in an afternoon matinee game against Philly.
Kennedy is a great player with a great style to provide some energy for the Penguins. I don't think they're going to keep sending him up and down like what happened to Noah Welch last season as much as it was TK coming out and showing he had something to contribute at the NHL level.
The only downside to this is it could block Colby Armstrong's return to the lineup, which would be a major bummer for all parties. However maybe Michel Therrien will fall to the pressure and scratch a strugglin-g vet like Gary Roberts or Mark Recchi; even though Therrien publically said just days ago that he wouldn't. We'll see.