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Coach Mike Johnston said Tuesday that Hornqvist (lower body) will receive X-rays later this week.

The lower-body ailment has sidelined Hornqvist for nine consecutive games, with the winger remaining off the ice throughout that time period. After receiving the X-rays, Hornqvist should have a clearer timetable for his return. Johnston said he expects the 28-year-old, who has 29 points in 33 games this season, to resume skating in four or five days. In a best-case scenario, he could return to action shortly after the All-Star break concludes.

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Hornqvist (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Hornqvist is set to miss multiple weeks after suffering the lower-body injury in Saturday's loss to the Capitals. He's the seventh forward and 10th player to hit the Penguins' injured reserve list.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Hornqvist, who left Saturday's loss to the Capitals with a lower-body injury, is expected to miss "a few weeks."

Hornqvist took a puck to the leg on a shot attempt by teammate Scott Harrington in the first period Saturday, skating to the bench but not returning from the locker room after the first intermissionl. The Penguins should have a more definitive estimate for Hornqvist's return once he resumes skating, but it sounds like that won't occur for multiple days. The Penguins already have seven forwards out with injured or illnesses, so Hornqvist's setbacks will force the organzation to further plunder its well-scavenged AHL ranks.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Hornqvist scored his second goal in as many nights -- and added an assist -- Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

He finished plus-2 with two hits and four PIM against the Lightning. Hornqvist is healthy and skating like he did at the start of the season.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Hornqvist snapped an eight-game goalless streak Monday with his 11th goal of the season against Florida.

He finished with a plus-2 rating and added a personal season-high five hits. Pens coach Mike Johnston reunited the line of Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Hornqvist two games ago with encouraging results. The former Pred appears ready to go another run.

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Hornqvist was held pointless in his return Friday, taking four shots and compiling two PIM in 18:40 TOI against the Flames.

With usual linemate, Sidney Crosby, out again Saturday, Hornqvist is expected to serve as a right winger on a line centered by Brandon Sutter with Nick Spaling on Saturday. The scoreless Friday dropped Hornqvist under a point-per-game scoring pace for the first time in his Penguins career -- he now has 25 points (11G, 14A) in 26 games.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 3 Months

Coach Mike Johnston said after Friday's optional skate that he expects Hornqvist (head) to play later in the evening against the Flames, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

After practicing fully Thursday and enduring no setbacks during Friday's optional session, Hornqvist looks ready to assume his post on the top line with Sidney Crosby. The winger, who missed the last two games with a suspected concussion, has been a seamless replacement for James Neal, whom he was swapped for over the summer. He's notched 11 goals and 25 points in 25 games and should be poised to blow past his career-bests in all scoring categories.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 3 Months

Hornqvist (head) is likely to play Friday against the Flames, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Though he's officially being considered a game-time decision heading into Friday, Hornqvist's full participation in practice Thursday -- including involvement in power-play drills -- suggests there's not too much ambiguity regarding his status. Coach Mike Johnston has never revealed whether Hornqvist sustained a concussion after taking a hit from the Canucks' Ryan Stanton that ended up costing him two games, but it will mostly be a moot point if the winger returns to action Friday. Expect his availability to be formally announced after the Penguins complete their gameday morning skate.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 3 Months

Hornqvist (head) will practice with the Penguins on Thursday, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Though Hornqvist has missed the team's previous two games after suffering a head injury, the Penguins have remained reluctant to confirm or deny that the winger suffered a concussion. In any case, it doesn't sound like Hornqvist's situation is overly serious, as he'll take to the ice Thursday following Wednesday's team off day. If he completes the workout without any complications, Hornqvist could be cleared to rejoin Sidney Crosby on the top line in advance of Friday's game against the Flames.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 3 Months

Hornqvist (head) will not play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Head coach Mike Johnston said that Hornqvist is still undergoing tests on his head injury and his status will be updated on Tuesday. Hornqvist did not play the third period in Thursday's game against the Canucks after he was hit hard by Ryan Stanton. The 27-year-old winger has 11 goals and 14 assists in 25 games played this season.