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Penguins’ Matt Cullen out 3-4 Weeks

Penguins' Matt Cullen out 3-4 Weeks Michael Miller/vial Wikimedia Commons

Veteran Forward injured blocking shot Monday night


PITTSBURGH-Last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals turned back the clock to the 1980s in their game that finished with the Penguins winning a wild one 8-7 in overtime. Despite getting the two points, however, they did lose of their key bottom six forwards.

Veteran center Matt Cullen will miss 3-4 weeks after getting injured while blocking a shot in the game last night, head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed earlier today.

Cullen blocked a shot off of his foot during the game yesterday and did not participate in practice this morning before Sullivan confirmed to the media that he would miss a few weeks.

Despite being 40-years-old, Cullen has still been an effective player for Pittsburgh this season. He had played in all 43 games so far for the Penguins, tallying eight goals and 17 points.

He also played a big part in their championship run last season, pitching in four goals and six points in 24 playoff games, as well as playing some very good defensive hockey.

In 1,337 regular season games, the Minnesota native has accumulated 243 goals and 675 points. He has 16 goals and 47 points in 98 playoff games, as well, winning the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and Pittsburgh last season.

With Cullen out, it is expected that another veteran forward, Eric Fehr, will take his place in the lineup until he is healthy to return. The Penguins’ next game is Wednesday night when they go visit the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens (7:30 PM ET, SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, RDS, ROOT).