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Unfortunate news hits the Pittsburgh Penguins


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Hunter Bowman
October 27, 2023  (10:51)
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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic received unfortunate news as he's been placed on long-term injured reserve due to a lower-body injury sustained earlier this week against the Dallas Stars.

His absence will last a minimum of 10 games, making him eligible to return no sooner than Pittsburgh's November 19 matchup against the Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights.
Nedeljkovic, who has played two regular season games since joining the Penguins, managed to complete the game against Dallas but realized something was wrong during the following morning's practice.
Head coach Mike Sullivan explained,
"It was bothering him to the point where we've got to take further action, just with his evaluation process."

In response to Nedeljkovic's injury, the Penguins have called up goaltender Magnus Hellberg from their AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Hellberg, like Nedeljkovic, spent last season with the Detroit Red Wings and had brief tenures with the Seattle Kraken and Ottawa Senators.
Head coach Sullivan also emphasized
«I think it's important for us as an organization to try to sustain a certain level of success,» Sullivan said. «To have players that have some NHL experience, that have proven capabilities at this level, I think, just makes us that much deeper in the event that we go to these guys and they get the nod to play.»

Tonight, the Penguins will face the Colorado Avalanche at PPG Paints Arena, with Tristan Jarry taking the goaltender position as they aim to improve their 2-4 record.
Source: Hockeyfeed
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