Penguins’ Dumoulin out a minimum eight weeks following ankle surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin. (Jay LaPrete/AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brian Dumoulin underwent successful ankle surgery on Sunday and is expected to miss a minimum of eight weeks, according to general manager Jim Rutherford in a statement.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury during the Penguins’ 5-2 loss Saturday night to the St. Louis Blues after getting tangled up with Blues forward Zach Sanford, according to Lou Korac of Dumoulin left the game and did not return.

In 23 games this season, Dumoulin has a goal and seven points while averaging 21:04 time on ice.

Pittsburgh has been banged up all season and Dumoulin will join Sidney Crosby, Nick Bjugstad, Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz on the injured reserve.

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