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Penguins send Satan to American Hockey League

The Sports Network

3/4/2009 5:55:46 PM

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Penguins assigned veteran forward Miroslav Satan to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Signed as a free agent from the New York Islanders in the offseason, Satan posted a modest 17 goals and 39 points in 65 games for the Penguins.

The Slovakian native struggled in recent weeks, scoring just five goals with 11 points over 28 games in the last two months. The move comes just hours after the Penguins acquired another veteran forward, Bill Guerin, from the Islanders.

A former fifth-round pick of the Oilers in 1993, Satan has racked up 354 goals and 721 points in 1,012 career games with Edmonton, Buffalo, the Islanders and Pittsburgh.