Penguins' Blake Comeau sidelined 'several weeks' with injury

Blake Comeau is the latest Penguins player sidelined with an injury. (USATSI)
Blake Comeau is the latest Penguins player sidelined with an injury. (USATSI)

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Blake Comeau after the winger sustained an upper-body injury. Pens coach Mike Johnston said Comeau will be sidelined "several weeks" as a result of the injury.

Comeau has been a strong addition to the Penguins after signing as an unrestricted free agent amid little fanfare. In 32 games with the Pens, Comeau has scored 11 goals and has 19 points while averaging 15:44 per game this season.

The 28-year-old was injured during Pittsburgh's 4-3 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers Monday night, in what appeared to be a wrist injury. "Several weeks" isn't exactly a definitive timeline, but suffice it to say that it's going to be a long-term sidelining for Comeau.

The Penguins have been dealing with a host of injuries and have been hit with the mumps as well. Three players remain out while awaiting the results of tests after exhibiting mumps-like symptoms. Thomas Greiss, Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie all remain unavailable for the Pens as they're set to square off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, while they wait to find out if they have the mumps.

The Pens officially have 10 players on injured reserve currently.

It seems like an annual story for the Penguins to be down multiple players with injuries. They're dipping deep into the AHL talent pool to try to fill out a roster. The forthcoming holiday break couldn't get here soon enough for the Pens.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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