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 has a concussion.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) March 14, 2014
Neal visited the doctor Thursday afternoon – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle – and is out indefinitely.
James Neal saw the doctor Thursday afternoon and has been diagnosed with a concussion, per #Pens coach Bylsma. Out of the lineup now.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 14, 2014
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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