Breaking: Rookie forward needs surgery, out long term.

A tough blow for the young man.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have just lost one of the young players who help boost their offensive production as of late. Just after signing a a new two year contract extension, one he worked very hard to earn, Penguins rookie Scott Wilson has been hit with devastating news, a long-term injury that will require surgery to repair.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan broke the news today and has announced that Wilson will not only need surgery, but that the recovery time will be long term, although no exact timetable was provided by the Penguins.

"Scott Wilson is going to need surgery. There is no timetable yet but it is a longer-term injury."

Wilson had been playing well for Pittsburgh, and while his 6 points in 24 games aren't groundbreaking stats, he's managed to do it with just 10 minutes of ice time per night, and 5 of those points are goals. A big loss for Pittsburgh.