Ryan Craig, Andrew Hutchinson waived

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have waived forward Ryan Craig and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson.

Both players are expected to be assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton if they clear waivers. They were signed as free agents during the offseason.

Craig had 32 goals in 184 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2005-10. Hutchinson appeared in 135 NHL games with the Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Lightning and Dallas Stars before playing for AHL Texas last season.

The Penguins, who open the season Thursday at home against the Philadelphia Flyers, also assigned forward Dustin Jeffrey to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.