By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith underwent successful core muscle surgery, the team announced Thursday.
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Earlier today, Casey DeSmith had a successful bilateral core muscle injury repair.
The expected recovery time is 6-8 weeks.
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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.READ MORE: Funeral Arrangements Made For Pittsburgh Police Sergeant Richard Howe
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.MORE NEWS: 'Everybody Loved Him'; Rennerdale Community Comes Together To Celebrate Life Of Louis Vignone, Postal Worker Shot, Killed In Collier Township
Teammate Evgeni Malkin also recently underwent successful surgery on his right knee.