• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Jay McKee becomes fifth of Penguins' top 6 defencemen to be injured

PITTSBURGH - The injury-thinned Pittsburgh Penguins are down another player.

Defenceman Jay McKee has an infected finger that will keep him out two to four weeks. He was hurt late in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win over Anaheim on Monday, and is the fifth of the team's top six defencemen to be sidelined since late October.

The Penguins, already playing with three defencemen from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, may not have to recall another because Sergei Gonchar is expected to return Thursday night in Ottawa.

Gonchar, one of the point men on the power play, has missed 12 games with a broken left wrist.

Forward Max Talbot, who scored both Pittsburgh goals in a 2-1 victory over Detroit in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, also could play when they open a three-game trip in Ottawa.

Talbot had surgery in July to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

More Stories

Penguins' Letang cleared to play 2 months after suffering stroke

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - When Kris Letang learned he had a stroke, the first thoughts were about when...

Staal brothers' charity becomes title sponsor of PGA Tour Canada event

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - The Staal name is well-known in hockey circles, but this summer it will be...

Lundqvist becomes winnigest goalie in Rangers history with 8-4 win over Senators

OTTAWA - Henrik Lundqvist was not quite himself on Tuesday—but he still made his mark on the...

Less than 7 weeks after stroke, Penguins' Kris Letang cleared for practice

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Less than seven weeks after sustaining a stroke, Kris Letang was cleared to...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Was firing Barry Trotz a good move by the Nashville Predators?




Contests

Our Partners