Penguins’ Aston-Reese out ‘longer term’ after suffering injury in practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins' newest offensive contributor is going to miss some time.

Zach Aston-Reese missed Tuesday night's loss to the New Jersey Devils because he got hurt in the morning skate earlier in the day, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan revealed Wednesday.

Sullivan added that the 23-year-old forward will be out "longer term" with what the coach would only classify as an "upper-body" ailment.

Aston-Reese scored four goals in a four-game span earlier this month after being promoted to Sidney Crosby's wing on the Penguins' top line. He has six points in 10 games since being called up from Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

The Penguins signed the Hobey Baker Award finalist to an entry-level deal out of Northeastern University last year.

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