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.

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.