Multiple Penguins players have gone under the knife

The offseason rehabilitation process has begun.

Michael W.

For the second consecutive season in a row, the Pittsburgh Penguins have failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, marking the first such occasion that's happened since before the career of Sidney Crosby that began in 2005. 

And earlier today, it was announced by the team that several players have undergone surgery, and their recovery times vary between several weeks and several months. According to the Penguins official X (formerly known as Twitter) account, it was Kris Letang, John Ludvig, and Matt Nieto who underwent surgical procedures to correct various physical ailments. 

Per the official press release from the Penguins website: 

"Letang underwent surgery to repair a fractured finger on his left hand on May 10. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The expected recovery time is eight weeks.

Ludvig’s surgery was a repair to the extensor tendon in his left wrist. Dr. Thomas Graham at Lehigh Valley Orthopedics performed the procedure on April 24. The expected recovery time is four to six months.

Nieto underwent successful reconstructive MCL surgery on his left knee on May 2. The surgery was completed by Dr. Robert LaPrade at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minnesota. The expected recovery time is six to seven months.

All procedures were in collaboration with Penguins Head Team Physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas of UPMC Sports Medicine."

Letang played in all 82 games this past season, scoring 10 goals with 41 assists. It was his 17th season with the Penguins as a full-time player. Nieto appeared in only 22 games, scoring a goal with three assists. 

Meanwhile, Ludvig was limited to just 33 games.

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Source: Twitter