Penguins lose veteran forward for several weeks after surgery

He's on the shelf for the forseeable future.



The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that they're going to be without the services of veteran forward Matt Nieto for the foreseeable future. 

The 31-year-old forward has undergone laparoscopic surgery on his right knee, and will be sidelined for approximately the next 6-8 weeks. 

The full announcement from the official press release via the Penguins website: 

"Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Nieto underwent successful laparoscopic surgery to his right knee, it was announced by President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Kyle Dubas.

The surgery was performed by head team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas at the UPMC St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center. The expected recovery time is six to eight weeks.

Nieto, 31, has recorded one goal, three assists and four points in 22 games with Pittsburgh this season."

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