Pens’ Scuderi has broken ankle, needs surgery

Updated: October 28, 2013

Raleigh, NC ( – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi
is out indefinitely with a broken ankle that will require surgery.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said after Monday’s win over the Carolina Hurricanes
that there was no timetable for Scuderi’s return.

Bylsma said the 34-year-old veteran would have surgery “later this week.”

Scuderi missed a game for the first time since the 2009-10 season after being
injured Saturday in a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs forward David

He returned to Pittsburgh as an unrestricted free agent, signing a four-year
deal in July after four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. He played for the
Penguins from 2003-09, winning a Stanley Cup. He also won a Cup with LA.

Scuderi has seven goals and 80 assists in 596 NHL games.