Aston-Reese (undisclosed) is expected to return to the Penguins lineup on Wednesday.
Aston-Reese has been out since January 8th but skated on the Penguins fourth-line and second power-play unit in Wednesday’s morning skate. Aston-Reese is expected to replace Dominik Simon in the lineup vs. the Oilers.
The Penguins have placed Zach Aston-Reese on IR.
Aston-Reese was presumably hurt during a fight with Colton Sceviour on Tuesday and will miss at least a week of time after landing on IR. The Penguins recalled Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to take his roster spot.
Aston-Reese (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Aston-Reese will be out "longer-term" with an upper-body injury.
Aston-Reese was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup despite taking part in the morning skate. Aston-Reese will miss an extended period of time, but that’s not a big hit to the Penguins lineup with Tom Kuhnhackl returning last night.
Aston-Reese will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Source: @penguins 02/27/18, 6:39 pm EST