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Kunitz, Wilson Added to Injury List

by Sam Kasan / Pittsburgh Penguins

Another day, another injury. Or two.

The Penguins suffered two more losses among their forward group with Chris Kunitz and emergency recall Scott Wilson both joining the injury list.

Kunitz, 35, will be out for “a couple of weeks” after a slight fracture was found in his foot this morning following an MRI.

“They decided to take a closer look at his foot, which has been bugging him,” head coach Mike Johnston said. “I don’t have a specific timeline for that right now. They don’t expect it will be long. He’ll be out for a couple weeks I would think.”

To replace Kunitz in Tuesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, the team recalled Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Wilson made his NHL against the Devils, but it was short lived as he left the game in the second period with a “leg injury.”

“We’re going to take a closer look at it in the next 24 hours,” Johnston said. “They’re going to examine him and see what’s wrong.”

To make room for Wilson on the active roster defenseman Kris Letang has been placed on IR with a groin injury.

Pittsburgh is also missing Beau Bennett (lower body) and Pascal Dupuis (blood clot).

The Penguins have 42 man-games lost to injury this season. Last year Pittsburgh recorded 529 man-games lost to injury, the team's highest total since 1991-92.

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