Penguins forward Jake Guentzel out at least 12 weeks after ankle surgery: What’s next for Pittsburgh?

Penguins forward Jake Guentzel out at least 12 weeks after ankle surgery: What’s next for Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel underwent right ankle surgery on Wednesday, the team announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know:

Guentzel, who was playing in summer league games as recently as Tuesday, will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks. The 2023-24 NHL season opens on Oct. 10.
Dr. Chris Coetzee at Twin Cities Orthopedics performed the procedure.
Guentzel, 28, put up 73 points (36 goals, 37 assists) in 78 games last season.

Pittsburgh president of hockey operations and general manager Kyle Dubas said that as Guentzel “continued to increase the intensity of his…


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