Penguins forward Mike Comrie (above) underwent hip surgery and is expected to be sidelined three to four months.
Comrie was initially injured the first game of the season, Oct. 7. He has not played since a 1-0 win in Buffalo, Nov. 24. In 16 games this season, Comrie recorded five assists.
Comrie, 30, had a strong preseason while playing primarily on the second line with Evgeni Malkin. In four preaseason games, Comrie had five poitns (four goals, one assist).
A free agent signing this past offseason, Comrie is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
EN Says: That stinks. Comrie did have some chemistry with Malkin in the preseason and they certainly created some scoring chance in that first game against the Flyers Oct. 7. You have to wonder if Malkin's numbers would be a little healthier if Comrie had been able-bodied this season.
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