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Penguins Injuries: Blueger Suffers Broken Jaw from Hit, Undergoes Surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Teddy Bleuger will be out of the Penguins lineup for six to eight weeks, putting his return in early to mid-March. Midway through the first period of the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets, Blueger was injured by a check from Winnipeg defenseman Brenden Dillon. The 6-foot-4 Dillon’s shoulder made direct contact with Blueger’s jaw as Dillon finished his check on the end wall.

On Monday, the Penguins announced Blueger underwent successful jaw surgery.

Officials did not call a penalty. Blueger was one of four Penguins forwards injured in the first period against Winnipeg, but the only one who did not return.

“It was a hit to the head,” Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan asserted on Sunday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Brandon Humberger of UPMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Blueger is the fourth Pittsburgh Penguins player on IR. Louis Domingue was seen with a walking boot or cast on Sunday. Jason Zucker re-injured the same lower-body ailment which has derailed his Penguins season. And Drew O’Connor is also on IR.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Robert Shoemaker
Robert Shoemaker
10 months ago

🤦‍♂️

Iwasiam
Iwasiam
10 months ago

Dillon the ex-Crap. I guess it’s that time of year when less talented teams will start hurting Pens players since they can’t win.

Alan Smith
10 months ago
Reply to  Iwasiam

Dillon had intent! Blood everywhere and Teddy skates off so he is okay! Worst non call I have ever witnessed! $10,000 fine is a joke! $100,000 more like it! They didn’t see it?

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