Hornqvist and Aston-Reese Hurt, Statuses Unknown

Sullivan talks about Penguins win over Florida

Josh Rowntree
January 08, 2019 - 11:38 pm
Pittsburgh Penguins center Zach Aston-Reese (46) and Florida Panthers center Colton Sceviour (7) fight during the third period at PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 5-1.

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The Penguins may have taken a hit to their depth Tuesday night in a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers at PPG Paints Arena. 

Forwards Patric Hornqvist and Zach Aston-Reese each left the game with injuries and did not return. 

“I don’t have anything definitive yet, they’re both.being evaluated right now,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said postgame. “My sense is that (Aston-Reese) might be out for a little bit. But I don’t have anything definitive right now with either of them.”

Hornqvist was injured in the first period after appearing to take a shot to the face. He Immediately went down, then hopped up and went straight to the Penguins locker room. 

Aston-Reese did not take a shift after fighting Florida’s Colton Sceviour in the third period. Aston-Reese got the better of Sceviour in the bout, connecting with a right hard punch to the side of Sceviour’s head. 

With eleven points on the year, including six goals, Aston-Reese has been become more of a fixture in the Penguins’ lineup of late. He had a four-game point streak broken Sunday night against Chicago. 

Hornqvist has 25 points in 33 games this season, including 15 goals. He has seven points in his last seven games, including an assist in Tuesday’s win. 

Hear all of what Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had to say below.