Penguins' forward Gary Roberts breaks left leg, out indefinitely

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PITTSBURGH - Penguins forward Gary Roberts broke his left leg while tangling awkwardly with Buffalo's Tim Connolly midway through the second period Saturday night.

As Connolly fell in the left circle in Buffalo's end, the 41-year-old Roberts went down with him and struck his left leg hard on the ice, breaking his fibula.

A stretcher was brought out but Roberts did not use it.

Roberts, who re-signed with Pittsburgh after playing a key role in the Penguins' playoff drive last season, was honoured before the game for recently scoring his 900th career point. Roberts has three goals and 12 assists in 37 games this season.

Roberts, a left-wing who broke into the NHL with Calgary during the 1986-87 season, has 434 goals and 469 assists for 903 points in 1,192 career games.

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