Bjugstad won’t be slowed by ‘cut’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Hockey - — By Ja­son Mackey

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.

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