Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jonathan Gruden.
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Penguins place 23-year-old forward on waivers

Published March 11, 2024 at 2:24 PM

After a few days of inactivity on the wire, the Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to place a young forward on waivers.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Penguins have placed forward Jonathan Gruden on waivers for the purpose of assigning him to the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

"Gruden (PIT) on waivers" Friedman said in a post on X.

Gruden, 23, was originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2018, but two years later was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with a second-round pick, for goaltender Matt Murray.

The Rochester Hills, Michigan native has spent the majority of his professional career so far in the American Hockey League, aside from 14 games in the NHL with Pittsburgh. On March 2nd, in a game against the Calgary Flames on Hockey Night in Canada, Gruden scored his first career NHL goal.

In 11 games with the Penguins this season, Gruden has one goal, no penalty minutes and is a minus-two. Meanwhile, in 41 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he's put up 23 points (13 goals, ten assists), 38 penalty minutes and is a minus-one.

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