The Penguins’ No. 1 draft pick will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.
Angelo Esposito, the Penguins’ first round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, will miss the Canada-Russia Super Series because of a groin injury. Esposito’s junior team, the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, informed Hockey Canada of the decision Tuesday.
Penguins trainers have been in touch with team doctors in Quebec, who will keep Esposito off the ice for 7-10 days before re-evaluating his condition.
Esposito, 18, had been selected to represent Canada in the eight-game series that starts in Russia Aug. 27.
The Penguins will hold a rookie prospects camp starting Sept. 5 in Kitchener, Ontario and will open their main training camp in Pittsburgh on Sept. 13.