“I haven’t talked to the doctor yet. I don’t have any further information other than he was examined, and it was determined he was concussed,” said Rutherford. “At a minimum one to two weeks. You can’t put a timeline on these things though.”
Fleury has been one of the few bright spots on a Penguins team that has struggled to live up to high expectations so far.
He has a .925 save percentage and a 2.29 goals-against average.
He played in last night’s 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, and then told the team he wasn’t feeling well.
Fleury did not specifically say what caused the concussion, and according to head coach Mike Sullivan, it did not necessarily occur in last night’s game.
“I don’t think it was in the game last night, but he didn’t indicate when,” said Sullivan. “Certainly when he brought it to our attention, we addressed it.”
The Penguins (15-11-3) will be in Boston on Friday to start a home-and-home against the Bruins (16-9-4).