Penguins Latest Injury Report

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With the second round of the 2017 NHL playoffs set to get started this Thursday, injuries are a concern for both teams, but more so for the Penguins. Here are the latest updates on the Penguins. 

Kris Letang (Defenseman)
Defenseman Kris Letang will miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of a herniated disk in his neck that required surgery. Letang, who has not played since Feb. 21, will need 4-6 months to recover which could take him into the start of training camp next season.

Carl  Hagelin (Left-Wing)
Carl Hagelin had 3 goals and 7 points in last year’s 6-game series against the Capitals. Hagelin has been out since March 10th with a lower-body injury. He is officially listed as “day-to-day”.

Chris Kunitz (Left-Wing)
Kunitz’s “lower body injury” has cost him all of April thus far, but he appears to be making some progress toward rejoining the lineup. Kunitz told reporters he expects to be ready to go for Game 1 against the Capitals on Thursday.

Matt Murray (Goalie)
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was injured in warmups prior to Game 1 of the team’s Eastern Conference playoff series vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets and has not seen post-season action to date.  Murray is officially listed as “day-to-day”.

Carl Hagelin participated in the Penguins practice on Wednesday, but was wearing a non-contact jersey.


The Penguins practice lines at practice on Wednesday:

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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