The Pittsburgh Penguins are already doing without Sidney Crosby and now may need to make up for the loss of another key forward. Pedestrian Horschist is estimated to have a lower body injury after falling to team practice Monday, coach Mike Sullivan said.
Hornqvist was skating at the forefront of the Penguins practice along with Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Makin and left the ice early, leaving assistant coach Mark Recchi to fill the wing.
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In 20 games this season, Hornqvist has six goals and 11 points for Pittsburgh. He has not scored in five consecutive games. He recently released the injured stock on November 21 after suffering a lower body injury earlier in the month.
Several other penguins remained blocked as December begins: Bryan Rust is also on a daily basis, and Justin Schultz has started working on his own, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brian Dumoulin is also out eight weeks after ankle surgery. They are joined by Crosby and Kris Letang, who are also sidelined.