Head Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the player's injury status is "longer term."

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Although the Pittsburgh Penguins scored their first win of the season against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, a notable player was missing from the roster.

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Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed in an interview that Mike Matheson is suffering from an upper-body injury that he received in the team’s previous game and, as a result, did not play in today’s match.

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When Matheson will play next is also unclear.

“Mike was not a healthy scratch. He was injured in the last game. Right now, his status is ‘longer-term’ with an upper-body injury. I don’t have a timeframe for you at this point,” Sullivan said.

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Sunday evening, the Penguins reported that Matheson had been placed on injured reserve.