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Kasperi Kapanen to miss time on week-to-week basis

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Mike Sullivan announced the news Thursday.

NHL: MAR 24 Sabres at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The injury woes continue for the Penguins.

With Evgeni Malkin, Teddy Blueger, and Jason Zucker already out of the lineup with an injury and Brandon Tanev missing time on a day-to-day basis, more bad news trickled in on Thursday evening, this time regarding Kasperi Kapanen.

Ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Sabres, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan gave an update on Kapanen, saying that the forward would be out of the lineup on a week-to-week basis.

As is standard operating procedure with the Penguins, a specific injury wasn’t given other than it being a lower-body injury.

Kapanen had been playing well lately, with eight points in his last ten games for the Penguins.

With the trade deadline looming, one can expect GM Ron Hextall to survey the health of the team more than anything right now when it comes to potential moves to make and weighing when the players who are injured might be expected to return.