Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon is unlikely to play before November after undergoing left shoulder surgery, the team announced Thursday.

A torn left labrum in Simon's shoulder was repaired April 29 by team physician Dharmesh Vyas in Pittsburgh. The team termed the operation a success and put the timeline for Simon to return at six to seven months.

The injury occurred Feb. 29 in Pittsburgh's 5-0 loss to the host San Jose Sharks. Simon missed the Penguins' next five games before the NHL season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Simon, 25, is in his fifth NHL season, all with the Penguins, and he has seven goals and 15 assists in 64 games during the 2019-20 campaign. Last season, he posted eight goals and 20 assists in 71 games, all career highs.

In 173 career NHL games, the Czech Republic native has 19 goals and 45 assists.

--Field Level Media

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