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      Nieto (knee) underwent successful laparoscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss anywhere from six to eight weeks.

      Nieto will miss approximately the next two months after undergoing successful laparoscopic surgery on his right knee. Nieto has been in and out of the lineup for the Penguins this season, scoring four points (1G / 3A) and averaging 11:37 time-on-ice through 22 games.

      Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 01/4/24, 1:15 pm EST

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      Nieto will make his Avalanche season debut on Thursday.

      Nieto was traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday in a deal involving Jacob MacDonald, and Martin Kaut going the other way and will be making his Avalanche debut Thursday. He had eight goals, seven assists, 70 SOG, and a -22 plus/minus in 45 games with the Sharks before the deal.

      Source: Ryan Boulding 01/26/23, 4:13 pm EST

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