Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel is expected to miss “around five games” at the start of the 2023-24 season after undergoing right ankle surgery last week, president of hockey operations and general manager Kyle Dubas said Monday. Here’s what you need to know:
The team initially said that Guentzel would be re-evaluated in 12 weeks after having the procedure last Wednesday.
The 2023-24 NHL season opens on Oct. 10. The Penguins play the Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues to open the year.
Guentzel, 28, put up 73 points…