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Penguins place Zach Aston-Reese on injured reserve

Jonathan Bombulie
| Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, 10:39 a.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese (46) checks Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov (9) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese (46) checks Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov (9) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Zach Aston-Reese will miss at least a week and likely more with an injury suffered during a 5-1 win over Florida on Tuesday night.

The Penguins put Aston-Reese on injured reserve Wednesday after he was injured in a third-period fight with Colton Sceviour. The IR designation means he’ll be sidelined at least a week.

The Penguins called up Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL to take his place on the roster.

A physical left wing, Wilson has two assists in 14 NHL games this season. At the AHL level, he has 18 points in 18 games.

The loss of Aston-Reese is a significant one for the Penguins. He’s been an effective player on the fourth line and on the penalty kill. He has two goals and two assists in his past four games.

Winger Patric Hornqvist was also injured in Tuesday’s game, leaving after taking a puck to the face in the first period, but he was not placed on the IR.

If Hornqvist is unable to play Friday in Anaheim, Derek Grant would likely take his spot in the lineup. Grant was a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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