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Bonino Week-to-Week With Lacerated Kidney



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Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino is sidelined week-to-week after undergoing a surgical procedure to repair a lacerated kidney, coach Mike Sullivan said today.

He said team officials decided to send Bonino to the hospital after he was injured during the Penguins’ 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders Thursday, and his injury was diagnosed and treated there.

Sullivan said that Bonino was released from the hospital today.

The Penguins acquired Bonino, a member of their Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2016 and 2017, from San Jose at the trade deadline eight days ago.

He does not have a goal or assist and has centered the fourth line and killed penalties since rejoining the Penguins.

Losing him explains why the Penguins promoted Alex Nylander from their farm team in Wilkes-Barre on an emergency recall Friday.

Sullivan, though, declined to say how Bonino’s absence will affect the Pittsburgh Penguins’ line configurations for their game against Philadelphia today at 3:38 p.m.

He also said Casey DeSmith will be in goal against the Flyers.