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Pens’ Pyatt won’t return after suffering lower-body injury

Feb 3, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt‘s Monday night was cut short after he suffered a lower-body injury delivering a hit against the Ottawa Senators. The team announced that he won’t return, giving him just 22 seconds of ice time tonight.

The Penguins claimed the 32-year-old off waivers from the New York Rangers in early January.

He has two goals in 13 contests with Pittsburgh after managing a single assist in 22 games with the Rangers this season. The former first-round pick (eighth overall by the New York Islanders in 1999) peaked with two consecutive 37-point seasons with Vancouver in 2006-07 and 07-08, including a career-high 23 goals in 06-07.

  1. c9castine - Feb 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    he’s been playing pretty solid hockey for the pens, has jump every night. no worries lots of guys that can play in that spot on this team.

    • killerpgh - Feb 3, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      I thought this guy was a bum when the Penguins picked him. It’s not the end of the world be any stretch with him getting hurt, but he has been a serviceable bottom 6 forward since he has been here.

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