News: The Penguins have traded Joe Morrow and a fifth-round pick to the Stars for Brenden Morrow and a third-round choice, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis:Joe Morrow, who was the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has recorded 15 points in 57 games for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to date. He gives the Stars a promising young blueliner to add to the team's prospect pool.
News: The Penguins have returned Joe Morrow to AHL Wilkes-Barre, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis:Joe Morrow, who didn't suit up Sunday after being recalled, will head back down to the AHL for additional seasoning, but the 2011 first-rounder will no doubt be back in time when the Penguins are looking for some blue line depth/spark.
News: Although Paul Martin's status was uncertain heading into Sunday's game against New Jersey, Joe Morrow ended up being a healthy scratch.
Analysis:Joe Morrow's next game will be his first in the NHL, while for now he'll serve as the seventh defenseman while Kris Letang and Matt Niskanen spend some time on the injured list.
News:Joe Morrow's teammate Paul Martin did not take part in the Pens' optional morning skate on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Martin may very well just be getting the morning off, considering that he has averaged 25 minutes-plus for the Penguins. That said, it's curious that the team recalled Joe Morrow on Sunday morning without revealing any additional injuries to the blue line.
News:Joe Morrow was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.
Analysis: The 20-year-old blueliner was recalled for depth, but could make his NHL debut Sunday against the Devils, depending on the Pen's injury situation. Joe Morrow, the Pens' first-round pick in 2011, has put up 10 points (2G, 8A) in 39 games in the AHL this season.