Penguins' Lovejoy out with 'long term' upper body injury
February 23, 2016 1:04 PM
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Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy has an undisclosed upper body injury.
By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy will be out “long term” with an upper body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said today after practice.
Lovejoy left the ice on Saturday at 7:12 of the second period in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He appeared to be injured after a hit by Lightning winger J.T. Brown that sent him to the dressing room, unassisted.
Sullivan said there is no specific timetable for his return, but stressed it will be a while.
“It’s long term. As I said in the past, I’m not going to put a time frame on it, but it’s of the longer term nature,” said Sullivan. “As he goes through the process of rehab and we think we have a better handle on timeframe we’ll let you know.”
Lovejoy had been paired almost exclusively with defenseman Brian Dumoulin until more recently when he was paired with Derrick Pouliot.
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