December 6, 2017 GMT

After dropping four of their last five games, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins get a quick chance to rebound tonight against the rival Lehigh Valley Phantoms. WHEN: 7:05 p.m. WHERE: PPL Center, Allentown SEASON SERIES: The Penguins have won three of four matchups against Lehigh Valley so far. ABOUT THE PHANTOMS: Lehigh Valley has lost five of its last nine games and sits in fourth place in the Atlantic Division based on point percentage. Leading AHL goal scorer Danick Martel is back with the team after a short stint with the Philadelphia Flyers. Conversely, defenseman Mark Alt was called-up to the parent club Saturday. The Phantoms rank near the bottom of the league on both the power play (15.5 percent) and penalty kill (78.9). DONATELLI’S ANALYSIS: “Penalties are still biting us — we have to be better in that department. Going into Lehigh is tough, so we’ve got to get our forecheck going. Coming off the Hershey game, I did, for the most part, like the way we played. If we can continue to do that, we should have success.” Penguins notes ¦ Forward Dominik Simon skated at Tuesday’s optional practice after missing Sunday’s game in Hershey. He left during the second period of Saturday night’s game after blocking a shot and did not return. His immediate status was unknown. “That’s a good sign that he’s skating,” Donatelli said Tuesday. “That means his foot seems to be OK. He’s in the boot.” ¦ Goaltender Sean Maguire was back at practice after missing the entire weekend because of illness. “I feel good,” Maguire said. “I feel rejuvenated. A little bit of a hiccup there, unfortunately, but there’s not anything you can control in that situation.” All three goaltenders took part in the session — including tryout signee Anthony Peters, who played in two games over the weekend. ¦ According to the ECHL’s transaction report, four Penguins are slated to join the Wheeling Mailers. Forwards Freddie Tiffels and Troy Josephs, along with defenseman Ethan Prow and goaltender Colin Stevens, are all reporting to the team. Josephs and Prow have both been recovering from injuries, while Tiffels has played nine games for the Nailers this season. Stevens started for the Penguins on Friday and earned a 5-4 overtime victory. Online Follow Tyler Piccotti on Twitter @CVPiccotti for live updates during the game and check out CV Penguins Insider on Facebook for additional content. — TYLER PICCOTTI