Guentzel underwent shoulder surgery and will miss 4-to-6 months.
Guentzel injured his shoulder while falling awkwardly into the boards after scoring his 20th goal of the season and will miss at least four months. The Penguins have battled injuries all season-long and have managed to go 24-11-4 (2nd in the Metro) but this is a huge blow to their top-6.
The Penguins signed Jake Guentzel to a five-year extension worth $30M ($6.0M AAV).
Guentzel was set to become a restricted free agent this summer but is now signed though the 2023-24 season. Guentzel is on-pace to shatter all of his previous career highs, picking up 15 goals and 18 assists (33 points) in 37 games—a 33-goal, 40-assist (73 points) pace.
Guentzel (concussion) will play on Friday.
Guentzel (concussion) is "highly probable" to play on Thursday.
Guentzel (concussion) is not expected to play on Wednesday.
The Penguins recalled Jake Guentzel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Guentzel, 22, has three goals with one assist in five games with the Penguins earlier this season. The American-born winger leads the AHL with 21 goals and his 42 points (21G / 21A) is good for second. Guentzel has been great with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and will skate with Evgeni Malkin in Monday’s game.
The Penguins have sent Jake Guentzel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Guentzel picked up three goals and one assist in his first five NHL games, but has been a healthy scratch for the last three games. The 22-year-old third-round pick (No.77 in 2013) returns to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), where he has seven goals and 10 assists (17 points) in 16 games this season.
The Penguins have recalled Jake Guentzel from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Guentzel, 22, was a third round pick (77th overall) of the Penguins’ in 2013. The American born forward has collected 17 points (7G / 10A) in 16 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton so far this season and will likely make his NHL debut on Monday after Chris Kunitz was moved to IR.
Source: @penguins 11/21/16, 5:16 am EST