The expected recovery time is six to eight weeks, according to the team.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith underwent successful core muscle surgery, the team announced Thursday.

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The team said Smith went under the knife to repair a bilateral core muscle injury. The expected recovery time is six to eight weeks, according to the team.

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DeSmith missed the final two games of the regular season and the team’s first-round series loss to the Islanders due to the injury.

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Teammate Evgeni Malkin also recently underwent successful surgery on his right knee.