PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Two more players have been added to the Penguins’ seemingly never-ending injury list.
Forward Jussi Jokinen and rookie defenseman Olli Maatta both sat out the team’s 4-0 loss at Minnesota Saturday with upper-body injuries.
Following the game, head coach Dan Bylsma said Jokinen’s injury does not appear to be serious. Jokinen had played in each of the team’s first 77 games.
Jokinen had missed some time in Thursday’s victory at Winnipeg after absorbing a hit from Dustin Byfuglien.
Meanwhile, Maatta is considered day-to-day. It is unclear when the Calder Trophy candidate may have suffered his injury.
Maatta and Jokinen join the likes of Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis, among several others, already missing from the lineup because of various injuries.
The Penguins conclude their final road trip of the regular season when they visit Colorado tonight at 8 p.m. The Avalanche have won six consecutive, including a 4-0 victory Saturday at St. Louis.
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