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Jeff Petry Will Sit Out Tonight

Jeff Petry Will Sit Out Tonight

After recalling defenseman Mark Friedman earlier today, Rob Rossi from The Athletic reports Jeff Petry will be out tonight with an upper-body injury. As the Penguins look to pick up two crucial points against their division rival, New York Rangers, they will be without one of their better puck-moving defensemen.

In Pittsburgh’s last game against the Rangers on Thursday night, Petry received an elbow to the head from Rangers’ forward Tyler Motte. In playing just over a minute and a half of that game, Petry left the ice and did not return for the remainder of the game. According to Rossi, Penguins’ head coach Mike Sullivan did not give any updates as to how long Petry would be sitting out.

After being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens late last summer, Petry is currently second on the Penguins in scoring by defensemen, putting up 26 points in 52 games. After posting a statistically down year with possession numbers in his final season with the Canadiens, Petry has rebounded nicely, once again putting up strong Corsi For % with the Penguins this year. As the Penguins continue to fight for a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, the injuries are starting to accrue, making their goal that much more difficult to reach in the final stretch.

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