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by Paul on 07/20/12 at 03:12 AM ET
from Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
The Penguins have fired their longtime team physician, Dr. Charles Burke.
Burke, 57, who oversaw center Sidney Crosby’s concussion treatment and Mario Lemieux’s career-long back problems, told the Tribune-Review he was informed July 10 that he and the team’s medical staff were being dismissed.
The team broke the news to him during its prospect camp at Consol Energy Center, Burke said.
The Penguins are replacing their medical team as part of a proposed move by 2014 to a hockey facility in Cranberry that will be in conjunction with UPMC, sources told the Tribune-Review.
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