UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Del Zotto will not face a suspension by the league.
Checked: no hearing scheduled for Michael Del Zotto. Rangers are in Carolina tonight.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 6, 2013
The Pittsburgh Penguins, who had dropped two in a row after a 15 game winning streak in March, got back in the win column last night against the New York Rangers, but it may have come with another long-term injury to one of their top players.
Since acquiring Jarome Iginla from the Flames, the Penguins lost captain Sidney Crosby for an indefinite period after taking a puck to the face last Saturday, and last night, late in the third period, lost James Neal, who was hit by a Michael Del Zotto elbow to the head.
No update on James Neal. Del Zotto says he tried to brace himself, didn’t know exactly what happened but hopes Neal is OK
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) April 6, 2013
The Penguins have not updated Neal’s condition, but we should hear more soon. Del Zotto will likely be hearing from the league on this one however.