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Penguins assign Veilleux and Uher to Wheeling


WHEELING, W.Va. - The Wheeling Nailers announced today that forwards Dominik Uher and Keven Veilleux have been reassigned to the club by the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

 

Uher appeared in two games for Wheeling before being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 20.  The 20-year old has posted two assists and 15 penalty minutes in 12 games for the Penguins. A fifth-round draft pick (144th overall) of Pittsburgh in 2011, Uher played three seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, totaling 144 points (58g-86a) in 181 games for the Chiefs.

 

Veilleux posted a goal and an assist with the Nailers over three contests this season. It was the first game action for the 23-year old since May 4, 2011 after an injury suffered during the preseason last September cost him the entire 2011-12 season. Veilleux has skated in four games with the Penguins, recording seven penalty minutes.  Veilleux, a second-round draft pick (51st overall) of Pittsburgh in 2007, recorded  12 goals, 24 assists and 122 penalty minutes over 66 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2010-11.