Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett left during a 4-3 win against the New York Islanders on Friday night in the second period with an undisclosed injury and could be out for a while, according to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma.

Bylsma told the media prior to the Penguins' game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday night that he did not know what the exact injury is, but didn't sound optimistic on a quick return for the second-year forward.

"Beau stayed back in Pittsburgh last night and today is getting further evaluated by our doctors," Bylsma said. "We don't have an answer on that yet. But he's not with us now and perhaps in the next 24 hours we'll have a better answer on that.

“I thought the game in Washington [on Wednesday] was a real good game for him. He missed a lot of hockey early in the season. Getting his feet under him, adjusting to a top-six role, he was just starting to play his best. Obviously, it's disappointing."

Bylsma was then asked for a timetable.

"Longer than days now right now," Bylsma said. "Right now longer than that."

But with Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scoring his 250th goal Friday night and fellow center Evgeni Malkin breaking a 15-game scoring drought, it wasn't all bad news for Bylsma and the Pens as they prepared for the Canadiens. Bylsma was excited for his captain's milestone goal, but he is more excited about the consistent leadership Crosby brings.