Welcome to the struggle, Mike Sullivan.
The Penguins’ new coach delivered two bits of bad news this morning, following last night’s 4-1 loss to Washington.
First, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury — arguably the number-one reason the Pens have managed to tread water this season — may have a concussion.
“He came to us last night and said he wasn’t feeling right,” Sullivan said. “He’s being tested but there’s a possibility it’s a concussion.”
Whatever the tests reveal, Fleury (13-10-2, .925 SV%) will not play tomorrow in Boston.
Bennett has five goals and five assists. His 10 points are good for seventh in team scoring.
GM Jim Rutherford confirmed to the Post-Gazette that Fleury does indeed have a concussion.
“I haven’t talked to the doctor yet. I don’t have any further information other than he was examined, and it was determined he was concussed,” said Rutherford. “At a minimum one to two weeks. You can’t put a timeline on these things though.”
The newspaper reports that goalie Matt Murray is likely to be recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.