Injured Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Chris Conner has reportedly been sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to work on his conditioning – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 16, 2014
Conner underwent surgery to repair a hand injury he suffered in a game against the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 31, and was given a 6-8 week recovery period. On his way to returning, Conner unfortunately then broke his foot on Mar. 9 in practice after blocking a shot, and received 4-6 more weeks to rehabilitate.
Skating before the team’s practice recently, Conner is now in the stages of gaining his feet back – no pun intended. His availability for the playoffs seem to be inevitable, however, how much he’ll play is still uncertain.
Conner has missed the last 40 games.
In 19 games for Pittsburgh this season, Conner’s collected five points (4G, 1A) and skated to a minus-3 rating.