PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Daniel Sprong underwent shoulder surgery and is out at least seven months the team reported.

The shoulder surgery was successful general manager Jim Rutherford said.

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The team says Sprong will be sidelined 7-to-8 months and that head team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas of the UPMC Sports Medicine team performed the surgery.

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Sprong was injured during practice while serving as one of the ‘Black Aces’ during the Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship run.