The Pittsburgh Penguins are reporting that forward James Neal suffered a concussion during last Friday’s game and will be out indefinitely.
Head coach Dan Bylsma also noted that he will definitely miss Pittsburgh’s upcoming three-game road trip.
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.
Del Zotto was not disciplined for the hit.
Neal has played in 39 games this year and he’s registered 32 points (18G, 14A) with a plus-3 rating.