Report: Kessel undergoes hand surgery, played through injury in playoffs

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Phil Kessel's Stanley Cup triumph didn't come without sacrifice.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forward sustained a hand injury in the first round against the New York Rangers, and had surgery Friday after playing three more series, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Though the severity is unknown, the alleged injury didn't hinder Kessel's performance by any means, as he recorded 22 points in 24 playoff contests.

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Report: Kessel undergoes hand surgery, played through injury in playoffs
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