Nick Bjugstad

#27 C / Minnesota Wild / EXP: YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 215 lb Age: 28 College: None

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Dealt to Minnesota

    Nick Bjugstad (back) was traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Wild for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2021 on Friday.Bjugstad played just 13 games during an injury-plagued 2019-20 campaign, scoring two points in the process. If he can stay healthy next season, he could find himself in a middle-six role with the Wild. The 28-year-old has one season left on his contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Injury details released

    Nick Bjugstad's surgery was to repair a herniated disc, the team announced Wednesday.While the timeline for Bjugstad's recovery from this injury is eight weeks, general manager Jim Rutherford told reporters Tuesday that the towering center wouldn't be available for the postseason. It's the second surgery for Bjugstad this season, as he previously underwent core-muscle surgery in November. The fact that this is the second back surgery in Bjugstad's career will no doubt increase speculation that the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to buy out his contract once he's medically cleared.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Undergoes second surgery

    Nick 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 Pittsburgh 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.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Suffers lower-body injury

    Nick Bjugstad sustained a lower-body injury and is considered week-to-week.Bjugstad was just three games back from core muscle surgery, which cost him 43 contests. The center was also sidelined by a lower-body injury early in the season that cost him nine outings. In total, the Minneapolis native has logged a mere 13 games this season and seems set for a third extended absence. With Bjugstad once again out of the lineup, Jared McCann will shift over to center the third line while Sam Lafferty comes down from the press box.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Back in action

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) will rejoin the action Thursday versus the Sabres.Bjugstad will see his first action since Nov. 15 on Thursday and is slated to center the team's third line alongside Jared McCann and Patric Hornqvist. He may be worthy of a look on the waiver wire in some formats, having tallied 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in his 32 games with the Pens last season.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Could suit up Thursday

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) is still awaiting final clearance but is hoping to play in Thursday's clash with Buffalo, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.Bjugstad missed the Pittsburgh Penguins' last 46 games after undergoing core muscle surgery. Based on Wednesday's practice session, the Minneapolis native figures to take on a third-line role alongside Jared McCann and Patric Hornqvist. In just 10 outings this year, the 27-year-old registered one goal, 16 shots and 19 hits while averaging 13:14 of ice time.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Ditches non-contact jersey

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) practiced in a regular sweater Monday but won't be in the lineup against Ottawa on Tuesday.The fact that Bjugstad was cleared for contact is certainly a step in the right direction. While the center won't be in the lineup versus the Senators, he could be back sooner rather than later. It will be the 46th straight contest on the shelf for Bjugstad, who figures to bump Sam Lafferty from the lineup once cleared to play.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Back at practice

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) returned to practice Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery.Bjugstad has yet to be cleared for contact, but his presence on the ice with his teammates Thursday is still a huge step in the right direction. Another update on the American forward, who potted one goal in 10 games before going under the knive in November, should surface once he's cleared to be a full participant in practice.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Not ready to return

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Sunday in Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.Bjugstad is still tracking toward a mid-January return, though it's possible he gets back into the lineup as soon as Thursday in Tampa Bay if he can come back ahead of schedule. The 6-foot-6 center hasn't played since Nov. 15 and will need to be removed from injured reserve before he sees game ice.

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    Penguins' Nick Bjugstad: Begins skating Friday

    Nick Bjugstad (abdomen) skated for the first time since undergoing surgery Friday.Bjugstad appears to be on track for a mid-January return after undergoing core muscle surgery in November. Once given the all-clear, the center could find himself moved to the wing in order to allow Jared McCann to continue to serve as the third-line center. With just one point in 10 contests this year, the Minneapolis native could find himself atop general manager Jim Rutherford's list of tradable assets.