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Niclas Almari Reassigned to Wheeling

January 21, 2022 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have reassigned defenseman Niclas Almari from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Almari scored the game-winning goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in its 2021-22 season opener on Oct. 16 vs. Lehigh Valley. It stands as the only goal he's scored this season to go along with one assist for two points in 11 games.

In 64 career AHL games, Almari has amassed nine points (2G-7A).

The Kirkkonummi, Finland native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a full-time basis in 2019-20, he captured Finland's top championship by winning the 2019 Liiga playoffs with HPK Hämeenlinna.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's next game is tonight, Friday, Jan. 21, against the Toronto Marlies. It's another EYEWITNESS NEWS FAN FRIDAY, with lower bowl tickets available for just $16.

Fans ages 21 and older can also enjoy select domestic draft beers for just $2 from 6-7:30pm.

Puck drop between the Penguins and Marlies is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Individual game tickets and season-ticket packages for the 2021-22 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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