LeClair out indefinitely after taking puck to face

Updated: November 6, 2005, 12:24 PM ET
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Penguins left wing John LeClair is out indefinitely after being hit near the right eye by a puck during Pittsburgh's practice on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

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LeClair suffered multiple fractures to the "cheekbone region," team officials told the paper.

LeClair is to be re-examined in Pittsburgh (the Penguins were in Boston on Saturday, where they suffered a loss to the Bruins), but preliminary indications are that he will not require surgery for the injury.

LeClair, 36, who signed with the Penguins as a free agent in August, has five goals and five assists in 13 games before the injury.

LeClair is one of the NHL's top goal scorers over the last nine seasons and the five-time All-Star has 387 goals and 384 assists for 771 points in 886 career games.

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