Penguins' Matheson out indefinitely with upper-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins' Mike Matheson (5) kicks up an ice spray as he turns in front of New Jersey Devils' Ryan Graves (33) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mike Matheson is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury sustained in a loss to New Jersey on Thursday.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said Matheson is “week to week.” It is unclear when Matheson was hurt. He skated 19:04 in a 6-1 setback that marked Pittsburgh's third straight defeat.

Matheson, who has seven goals and 14 assists in 50 games this season for the Penguins, was part of Pittsburgh's third defensive pairing alongside Chad Ruhwedel.

Pittsburgh recalled P.O. Joseph from its American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to provide depth ahead of a visit by the New York Rangers on Saturday. Joseph has appeared in four games this season for the Penguins and has not registered a point.


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