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Penguins' Scuderi has surgery for broken ankle

Wednesday, 10.30.2013 / 12:50 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Penguins' Scuderi has surgery for broken ankle

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken ankle sustained blocking a shot during a game Oct. 26 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Scuderi is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

The 34-year-old has one assist and a plus-5 rating in 11 games this season. He had played in 276 consecutive games.

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He stuck his neck out there for us. I don't know what's wrong with him, but you see he was in pain. But he went back in there. He's a tough guy. You've got to give him credit for helping the boys out.

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