Bjugstad (lower body) suffered a setback in his recovery and had an additional surgery Tuesday. The center is expected to miss the entirety of the postseason.
It's just the latest injury woe for Bjugstad, who was limited to a mere 13 contests for the Penguins this season. When originally brought in from Florida via trade, the Minneapolis native was expected to serve as the No. 3 center yet has been unable to stay healthy. Even if fully fit, there were rumblings that the 27-year-old might have to watch from the press box. With one year remaining on Bjugstad's contract, the Penguins could try to buy out his deal, which would save them $3.5 million against the cap in 2020-21.