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Penguins' Whitney to miss 3-5 months after foot surgery

Updated: August 16, 2008, 3:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ryan Whitney will be out three to five months following surgery to correct a chronic problem with his left foot.

The team didn't describe the nature of the problem in a statement released Saturday. Whitney told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review his left foot is misaligned and that attempts to correct it with orthopedic inserts in his skates didn't work.

"I just couldn't live on one healthy foot anymore, let alone try to skate," Whitney told ...

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