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Bjugstad out week to week for Penguins

Forward has lower-body injury unrelated to core muscle surgery @NHLdotcom

Nick Bjugstad is week to week for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a lower-body injury.

"It is unrelated to his prior injury," Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday after the morning skate before playing the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV).

The forward returned to the lineup March 5 after missing nearly four months with a core muscle injury that required surgery. He played three games in four days and played 6:02 in a 6-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Bjugstad has one goal and one assist in 13 games for the Penguins (39-23-6), who were third in the Metropolitan Division, five points behind the second-place Philadelphia Flyers and three ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who held the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

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