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Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6)

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Pens F Bjugstad out for season after having spinal surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad.

The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was necessary after Bjugstad had a "setback" while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered just before the NHL went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The surgery ends a star-crossed season for Bjugstad, who appeared in just 13 games in his first full year with the Penguins. He missed more than three months after having surgery to repair a core muscle in November. The 27-year-old Bjugstad finished with just one goal and one assist, his worst season since making 11 appearances as a 20-year old for Florida in 2012-13.

Points: E. Malkin74
Plus/Minus: B. Dumoulin17
Shots on Goal: K. Letang177
PIM: E. Malkin58
Win: T. Jarry20
Shutouts: T. Jarry3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 221 (13)
Shots: 2204 (16)
PP%: 19.9% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 517 (24)
Assists: 374 (14)
SH Goals: 6 (15)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 41 20 8 90
Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
Carolina 38 25 5 81
Columbus 33 22 15 81
NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 196 (21)
Shots Against: 2051 (29)
PK%: 82.1% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 567 (20)
Shutouts: 4 (14)
Sv%: 0.904 (15)
Date Player Status
3/10 N. Bjugstad Herniated disc (day-to-day)
3/3 A. Angello Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
2/29 D. Simon Shoulder - left game (day-to-day)
2/16 Z. Aston-Reese Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
12/30 J. Guentzel Shoulder - left game (IR)
Date Player Transactions
5/9 B. Sexton Retired
4/29 R. Zohorna Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
4/15 W. Reilly Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/17 C. Lee Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/10 D. O'Connor Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/3 A. Angello Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
3/2 Z. Trotman Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
2/25 S. Lafferty Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
2/24 S. Lafferty Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
2/24 A. Angello Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
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