Penguins’ Guentzel out four to six months after shoulder surgery

Watch as Evgeni Malkin makes a nice pass to Jake Guentzel who scores into an open net and then crashes hard into the boards.

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Jake Guentzel is expected to miss four to six months after shoulder surgery following a crash into the boards during the third period of the team’s 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Guentzel was hurt roughly seven minutes into the final frame on a play in which he registered his 200th NHL point. He skated to the net and tapped in a pass from Evgeni Malkin, then got tangled up with Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot and crashed into the boards.

Guentzel did not return, finishing the night with a goal and two assists in 14:15 of ice time.

The 25-year-old has 43 points in 39 games with the Penguins in 2019-20, his fourth season in the NHL.

He was named to his first all-star team earlier Monday.

Over the course of his career, Guentzel has collected 200 points across 243 games.

The third-round pick (77th overall in 2013) signed a five-year, $30-million extension with the Penguins nearly a year ago.

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