Pittsburgh Penguins lose Brian Dumoulin for 4-6 weeks with broken jaw

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) rolls on the ice in pain following a hard hit by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin during the third period of the 6-2 Pittsburgh Penguins win at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on March 20, 2016. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin will miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw, the team announced Wednesday.
Dumoulin, who was placed on long-term injured reserve, was injured in the third period of Pittsburgh's 5-2 win in New Jersey on Tuesday night when an errant shot hit his jaw.
The 25-year-old has seven assists in 35 games played this season. He joins Kris Letang and Olli Maatta as three of the top four Penguins defensemen who missed Wednesday's game with various injuries.
The other, Trevor Daley, returned Wednesday from an upper-body injury. The 33-year-old has three goals and eight assists in 31 games this season.
To take the roster spot vacated by Dumoulin, the Penguins recalled David Warsofsky from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Warsofsky leads WBS defensemen in scoring this year with five goals and 16 assists in 20 games.
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