Penguins’ Conor Sheary ‘week-to-week’ with lower body injury

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After a slow start to the 2017-18 season the Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to flip the switch and look like the team that has won the past two Stanley Cups.

Now they are going to have to continue that without one of their forwards in the short-term.

The team announced on Thursday that winger Conor Sheary is going to be sidelined “week-to-week” due to a lower body injury. Sheary played only 12 minutes in the Penguins’ 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

In 52 games this season he has 12 goals and nine assists. Overall his production has seen a pretty significant drop from a season ago when he finished with 23 goals and 30 assists in 61 games.

Lately Sheary had been playing on the Penguins’ top line alongside Sidney Crosby and Dominik Simon.

No word yet on what the Penguins will do to replace Sheary, but it could result in another recall for Daniel Sprong.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.