The 32-year-old Stastny was injured against the Sabres on October 8th, on the road, as he is in his first season with the defending Western Conference Champions. He was with the Winnipeg Jets last season and had 15 points in 17 playoff games for them. The former St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche center was held to just 19 regular season games in his lone year with the Jets and scored four times with 13 points on the year.
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins took a hit on the other side of the puck, as defenseman Justin Schultz is expected to miss about four months following surgery to repair a broken leg. Schultz suffered a fracture to his lower left leg during their 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, as the injury occurred in the first period.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutheford announced the news on Monday after Schultz took a check from Thomas Plekanec, which sent him awkwardly in to the boards. The blue-liner underwent surgery on Sunday, which solidified that the key star would miss an extended period of time. The former third-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers averaged 19:31 of ice time during their consecutive Stanley Cup titles, and had some major power play time during that run.