Penguins winger Chris Kunitz will undergo surgery on a torn muscle in his abdomen and will be on the shelf for 4-6 weeks. The Pens have recalled forward Luca Caputi from the Baby Pens to take his place.
“Chris has played with this injury for an extended period of time and although it is always difficult to lose a very talented player, we all believe this is the best decision for him,” said Ray Shero, the Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager. “We are confident that he will come back strong after this surgery. In the meantime, we’ll look to our other forwards to step up in his absence.”