Bjugstad (undisclosed) will be in the lineup versus Philadelphia on Monday, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports. Bjugstad won't miss any time due to his undisclosed injury and is slated to line up on the wing with Evgeni Malkin (upper body). Playing with Malkin and Phil Kessel is about as plum an assignment there is in the league and should bolster Bjugstad's chance of ending his five-game goal drought. The Minneapolis native is also set to play with the second power-play unit, as coach Mike Sullivan shuffles things around in hopes of stopping the number of shorthanded goals the Pens are giving up.
Bjugstad (undisclosed) isn't expected to have a serious injury, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports. Bjugstad left Saturday's game versus the Lightning and didn't return. Even though he didn't suffer a serious injury, it's unclear if he'll be able to play Monday versus the Flyers. Another update should be expected during morning skate with a final verdict due by warmups, which commence at 6:30 PM EST.
Bjugstad left Saturday's clash with Tampa Bay in the third period with an undisclosed injury, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports. The team didn't provide an update on Bjugstad's status after the game, so it's unclear what might be hurting him or whether it will cause him to miss any time. The Pens return to action Monday versus the Flyers, so look for an update on the Minneapolis native's status prior to puck drop.
Bjugstad recorded a secondary assist in his Penguins debut Friday, amounting to a 5-3 win over the Senators. Bjugstad and Jared McCann were both able to suit up after getting shipped off from Florida in a trade that same day. The former skated for 16:13 in his first look with the Pens, working with Bryan Rust and Phil Kessel at even strength, and Bjugstad also earned 46 seconds of ice time on the power play. The trio also created two high-danger scoring chances but permitted two of its own. Still, it'll be worth tracking Bjugstad carefully since he's moved to one of the league's premier scoring teams.
Bjugstad and Jared McCann were flipped to Pittsburgh from Florida on Friday in exchange for Derick Brassard (upper body), Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round pick and two 2019 fourth-round picks. Bjugstad will likely get the opportunity to slot into a top-six role alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel and will almost certainly play a role on the Pens' second power-play unit. Injuries have limited Bjugstad to just 32 games this season and, as a result, he has just 12 points to show for it. However, if he does get a second-line assignment, he may still have enough time to challenge for the 30-point mark this year.
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