Mar 11, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) breaks up ice with the puck against the Washington Capitals during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center.The Penguins won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: James Neal Out Due to Suffering Concussion


Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward James Neal, whose missed the last two practices, has reportedly suffered a concussion – according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Neal visited the doctor Thursday afternoon – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle – and is out indefinitely.

The hits just keep on coming for Pittsburgh.

Already without arguably their two top defensemen – Kris Letang and Paul Martin – long-term, the loss to Neal is a definite blow, considering how well the second-line had been producing.

Neal, whose battled injuries all season, and been suspended in December, will now probably miss significant time to recover – given concussions in the NHL are no joke. Hopefully the head ailment isn’t too severe, and Neal can return sooner rather than later.

For the Pens’ postseason run, they’re probably hoping he does too.

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