The Pittsburgh Penguins won’t have defenseman Jeff Petry for a while.
He has been placed on the Long-Term Injured list, retroactive to Sunday, and must be out for at least 10 games and 24 days.
The Penguins have not specified Petry’s injury, but he appeared to injure his left arm/wrist/hand late in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against Buffalo Saturday at PPG Paints Arena.
Petry, obviously in severe pain, dropped his stick and skated to the bench, then went directly to the locker room.
Although it appeared that he was badly hurt, Petry assured reporters after the game that he was fine.
Turns out, he wasn’t.
Petry, acquired from Montreal during the offseason, has three goals and nine assists in 28 games and has gotten extensive work on the No. 2 power-play unit.
Friedman has one goal and four assists in 19 games this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and put up one goal and four assists in 26 NHL appearances in 2021-22.
O’Connor played in three games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, and leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring with eight goals and 14 assists in 20 games. Those totals include three goals and six assists in the past two games.