Nov 30, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Weaver (43) and Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Chris Conner (23) battle for control of the puck in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens' Conner Out 4-6 weeks Due to Broken Foot


Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Chris Conner, who was close to returning from a broken hand, will now reportedly miss the next 4-6 weeks with a broken foot – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle.

This morning, the Pens’ reported that Conner participated in the team’s optional skate, which is odd, indicating he must have took the ice with his foot already broken, considering Bylsma said he suffered it in practice yesterday.

Regardless, it’s a tough break – no pun intended – for Conner. It will more than likely end his season, barring a fast recovery.

Following tonight’s game, Conner brought his total to 22-straight missed outings. He hasn’t suited up since Dec. 31.

In 19 games this season, Conner recorded five points (4G, 1A) and skated to a minus-3 rating.

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