Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tim Wallace Called up to NHL

Former Wheeling Nailer, Tim Wallace has been called up to the Pittsburgh Penguins and will join the team in New Jersey before tomorrow night's game.

Wallace, 24, has seven points (4G, 3A) in 21 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He is the 37th Wheeling Nailer to make it to the NHL.

Tommy Goebel and Curtis Darling will both be joining Nick Johnson in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Wheeling will not be shorthanded this weekend as David Brown and Rob Sirianni have been returned to the team after their stints in the AHL. Darling will more-than-likely remain in Wilkes Barre/Scranton until Marc-Andre Fleury returns from his groin injury.

Brown has looked shakey during his stint going 1-2 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with a save percentage of .841. The word out of WBS is that he may have played himself into Pittsburgh's doghouse with his shakey play.

Sirianni, who was absent from the Nailers roster for three weeks, appeared in six games for Binghamton notching one goal and 2 penalty minutes. Before signing his PTO with Binghamton, Sirianni notched 19 points in 12 games with the Nailers (8G, 11A).