Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body ailment, the team announced Wednesday.
The move is retroactive to Sunday for Kulikov, who will be sidelined a minimum of 10 games and 24 days for the Penguins.
Kulikov, 32, has recorded one assist in four games since the Penguins acquired him from the Anaheim Ducks at the NHL trade deadline. He had 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 61 games with the Ducks.
Kulikov has totaled 214 points (45 goals, 169 assists) in 870 career games with the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild, Ducks and Penguins.
--Field Level Media