Bjugstad won’t be slowed by ‘cut’
TAMPA, Fla. — Forward Nick Bjugstad isn’t expected to miss any time after leaving early from the Penguins’ 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at Amalie Arena, an industry source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday.
Bjugstad did not take a shift after his final one ended at 13:12 of the third period. He played 14:51 against Tampa Bay and centered a second line with Phil Kessel and Tanner Pearson, firing three shots on goal.
The source described what knocked Bjugstad out of the game as a cut, said he’s “fine” and that he should be good to go Monday night against the Flyers in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.
In five games with the Penguins, Bjugstad — who has bounced between center and right wing — has one assist, and he’s a minus-1.
The Penguins were off Sunday.