Penguins send Frank Corrado to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pittsburgh Penguins' Frank Corrado, left, knocks Calgary Flames' Mark Jankowski to the ice during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenceman Frank Corrado to their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Corrado was traded to Pittsburgh at last year’s trade deadline after two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, and has appeared in three games this season.

The 24-year-old’s lack of playing time was a point of much angst in Toronto, which was reluctant to put Corrado in the NHL lineup, or send him to the Marlies and risk losing him on waivers.

The Leafs picked him up off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks ahead of the 2015-16 season.

Vancouver drafted Corrado in the fifth round (150th overall) in 2011.

He has two points in six games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this year.