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Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist has skated the past two days in Pittsburgh, according to Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan who spoke before the Penguins game in Colorado, Wednesday night.

Hornqvist, 31, was concussed late in the second period by a hit from Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller, on Nov. 23. Hornqvist did not return for the third period and has missed the Penguins last two games.

Hornqvist has 15 points, including nine goals in 21 games. The durable right wing has played 70 or more games in each of the past three seasons, including 82 games in 2015-16. Hornqvist also scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal in 2017 against Nashville.

Hornqvist is in his fifth season with the Penguins after playing his first six seasons with Nashville. He has 106 goals in 307 games with the Penguins. Hornqvist also scored 106 goals in six years and 363 games with Nashville.

The Penguins play in Colorado, Wednesday night. The earliest Hornqvist could play is Saturday at home when the Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers, or next Tuesday when Colorado comes to Pittsburgh. Sullivan did not indicate if Hornqvist is close to returning, though he did say they have been “two really good days.”

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