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Penguins send Jean-Sebastien Dea back to AHL as forwards get healthy

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:00 a.m
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The Penguins’ Jean-Sebastien Dea scored one goal during his call-up.

With a couple of key forwards closing in on a return from injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent forward Jean-Sebastien Dea back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL on Tuesday.

Patric Hornqvist and Dominik Simon skated on their own before the Penguins held their morning skate Monday. Coach Mike Sullivan said Hornqvist, out with an upper-body injury, was “getting a lot closer” to a return.

Simon, out with a lower-body injury, is considered day-to-day.

The Penguins visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Dea played three games after being called up Dec. 7 when Simon was placed on the injured list. He scored a goal Dec. 8 at Ottawa.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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