Mar 2, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) celebrates left wing Matt Cooke (not pictured) goal against Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
The Pittsburgh Penguins
are reporting that forward James Neal suffered a concussion during last Friday’s game and will be out indefinitely – according to Sam Kasan of the Pens’ website.
Head coach Dan Bylsma
also noted that he will definitely miss Pittsburgh’s upcoming three-game road trip – per Kasan.
Neal left midway through the third period during the Pens last contest after he took an elbow to the head from
New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto.
And although head injuries in the NHL are potentially lengthy injured reserve stints, Neal
was able to at least skate under his own power, so hopefully his concussion isn’t too severe.
Neal has played in 39 games this year and he’s registered 32 points (18G, 14A) with a plus-3 rating.
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