Pittsburgh Penguins center Teddy Blueger underwent surgery to repair a fractured jaw Monday, general manager Ron Hextall announced. Blueger is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Blueger suffered the injury during the first period of Sunday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Winnipeg defenseman Brenden Dillon hit Blueger into the boards, causing his nose to bleed in addition to breaking his jaw.
In his fourth NHL season (all with Pittsburgh), Blueger has tallied 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 40 games. He has centered the Penguins' third line behind franchise legends Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Pittsburgh re-signed Blueger last July to a two-year deal with an annual average value of $2.2 million.
--Field Level Media