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Penguins send down Zolnierczyk and Samuelsson

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Harry Zolnierczyk #39 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers battle for the puck during their game at Madison Square Garden on December 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Al Bello

After filling in admirably for five games, a pair of young Pittsburgh Penguins are headed back to the farm.

The Penguins announced they’ve reassigned forward Harry Zolnierczyk and defenseman Philip Samuelsson to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL.

Both players played in the past five games for the Pens between Dec. 16 and Dec. 23. Zolnierczyk made the most of his return to the NHL scoring a goal against Calgary on Saturday.

Question here is: Are they headed down just for the holiday or will any of their numerous injured players be returning after Christmas?

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