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.