Guentzel out at least 4 months
Penguins top scorer Jake Guentzel is out at least four months after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.
Guentzel, 25, injured his shoulder in the third period of a 5-2 victory over the Senators on Monday night when he slammed into the boards shortly after scoring his team-high 20th goal of the season.
Guentzel is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Penguins. He helped Pittsburgh thrive despite missing captain Sidney Crosby, who has been out since Nov. 9 after abdominal surgery.
The Penguins are 14-5-3 during Crosby’s absence thanks in large part to Guentzel’s playmaking. Guentzel was named to the All-Star team on Monday, just hours before going down.
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said the expected recovery is 4-6 months, meaning there’s a chance Guentzel could return for a portion of the playoffs.
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