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Penguins GM: Nick Bjugstad Has Surgery After Injury Setback

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bjugstad has had surgery after a setback from injury.

Penguins General Manger Jim Rutherford made the announcement Wednesday, adding that Bjugstad will not be available for the rest of the season, should it resume.

The Penguins say Bjugstad had successful spinal surgery on Tuesday for a herniated disc. His recovery time is expected to take eight weeks.

After recovering from a core-muscle injury and surgery in November, Bjugstad came back for about a week before being injured again.

Reports at the time indicated the injury was not related to the previous one.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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