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Penguins Assign Manderson and Rowney to Wheeling

February 13, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forwards Denver Manderson and Carter Rowney have been returned on loan to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In addition, defenseman Barry Goers and forward Zack Torquato have been released from their professional tryout agreements (PTO) and will return to Wheeling.

Manderson, 24, has appeared in 25 games this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, netting one goal, six assists and four penalty minutes. Manderson registered four points over two games last weekend for Wheeling, bringing his Nailers totals on the year to 13 points (4g-9a) and four PIM in 14 contests.

Rowney collected his first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goal on February 7 in a 5-1 win over the Portland Pirates. The 23-year old rookie has also chipped in two assists in 16 games for the Penguins. At the time of his recall from Wheeling on December 30, Rowney was second on the Nailers in points (20) and assists (13), and tied for second on the team with seven goals in 22 games.

In eight games with the Penguins, Goers has recorded one goal, four assists and two penalty minutes. A 27-year old, fourth-year pro from Ivyland, Pa., Goers has also posted eight points (2g-6a) and 8 PIM for Wheeling over 18 games.

Signed to a PTO by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on December 21, Torquato joined the Penguins as Wheeling's leader in goals (9), assists (22) and points (31) over the course of 25 games. In his fourth professional season, Torquato compiled two goals, five assists and 22 penalty minutes in 18 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Penguins return to action on Friday, February 14 when they take on the Binghamton Senators at 7:05 p.m.

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