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Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Vasily Ponomarev
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Penguins prospect goes down with injury

Published March 25, 2024 at 2:05 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins prospect acquired in the Jake Guentzel trade, Vasily Ponomarev will be out of action for a few weeks after suffering an injury in the AHL.

The highly anticipated call-up for Vasily Ponomarev has been called off due to an injury suffered in a match where he suited up for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton.

Vasily Ponomarev out week-to-week



An injury update from #WBSPens HC JD Forrest to
@InsideAHLHockey
on C Vasily Ponomarev, who left Friday's game in Syracuse.


"Lower body, week-to-week."

So, it's a little more serious than a typical "day-to-day" injury designation I often get when asking for WBS injury updates.



During his first stretch within the Penguins organization, Ponomarev recored 1 goal in his first four games.

The russian forward is currently viewed as one of the top prospects in the Penguins organization thanks to being acquired in the Jake Guentzel trade from the Carolina Hurricanes. Vasily Ponomarev acquired in Jake Guentzel trade

According to Tony Androckitis of Inside AHL Hockey, Ponomarev was an early departure when the WBS Penguins took on the Syracuse Crunch. Androckitis says this injury must carry more severity since injuries are often labeled as day-to-day.

Ponomarev had a brief stinct in the NHL where he recored two points in two NHL games with his former team the Carolina Hurricanes.

Expect the russian forward to become a prime candidate to make the Penguins roster going into training camp next season. Vasily Ponomarev an option to fix bottom six
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