Penguins’ Chuck Kobasew out 3-4 weeks due to injury

Oct 5, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Chuck Kobasew (12) skates with the puck under pressure from Buffalo Sabres left wing Johan Larsson (22) during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chuck Kobasew, forward of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will be missing a few weeks due to an injury.

It has been reported that he will miss 3-4 weeks because of a lower-body injury. According to the Associated Press,

Coach Dan Bylsma says Kobasew was hurt in the first period of Monday’s 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Kobasew, who signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in the offseason, has two goals in 12 games for the Penguins.

The Penguins are also another one of those teams that have been affected b the injury bug recently.

Kobasew’s injury came one game after the Penguins lost defenseman Rob Scuderi with an ankle injury that will require surgery. The Penguins are already playing without forward James Neal (upper body), forward Beau Bennett (undisclosed injury) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun is out until at least January while he recovers from a blood clot.

Pittsburgh currently has a record of 8-4-0 (16 points) , and sit in first place atop the Metropolitan Division. Their next game will be at home when they take on the Boston Bruins (7-3-0, 14 points) on Wednesday night.

Hopefully for the team, who is in first place at the current moment, they are able to keep up their momentum as they will have to play without a few more players for a few more weeks.


Topics: Chuck Kobasew, Nhl, Pittsburgh Penguins

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