Injury Report: Kennedy Has Concussion

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –The Penguins had yet another player fall to concussion symptoms, as forward Tyler Kennedy was held out of Monday night’s game.

It’s not clear when exactly Kennedy suffered any type of concussion, and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said the team is still evaluating the injury.

“We were made aware of the symptoms (Sunday) night,” Bylsma said to the Post-Gazette’s Dave Molinari Monday. “That’s why he was not on the ice and (wasn’t) there (Monday).

“I’m not entirely sure about (if something happened against Buffalo), other than (Sunday) night Tyler talked to our trainers and is getting evaluated this morning. We’ll go from there.”

According to the Penguins’ official website, head coach Dan Bylsma said Kennedy will undergo further evaluation after being told about the symptoms Sunday night. There is no official word on how long Kennedy will be out of the lineup.

Injuries during the 2010-11 NHL season plagued the Pittsburgh Penguins. This season has been no different as the club’s biggest stars, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, continue to try and get back to 100 percent.

Crosby (concussion) hasn’t played in a game since Jan. 5 and has recently been cleared for contact. Malkin (knee) has missed four of the last five games and is expected to miss tonight’s game at Minnesota.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik (abdominal) and Dustin Jeffrey (knee), along with Crosby and Malkin, did not make the trip to Winnipeg and won’t be with the team tonight at Minnesota, meaning none have a chance at playing.

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