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

Pens Forward James Neal Out With Concussion


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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