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Matt Nieto Undergoes Knee Surgery, Will Miss 6-8 Weeks



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Pittsburgh Penguins blue-collar winger Matt Nieto has undergone laparoscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to sidelined for 6-8 weeks.

Nieto, 31, has one goal and three assists in 22 games this season.

The Penguins signed him as a free agent last July.

Dr. Dharmash Vyas, the Penguins’ head team physician performed the operation at UPMC’s St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center.