Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Coffey has previously undetected damage to his left eye, but the injury is not expected to be career threatening.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Craig Patrick said bleeding discovered behind Coffey's retina is "very much a short-term condition."Coffey was diagnosed as having a scratched cornea after being high-sticked by New Jersey Devils defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov in Game 4 of their series Tuesday.

Patrick said the All-Star defenseman has regained 20-25 vision in the eye and specialists see nothing to indicate his career is in jeopardy.

Doctors have warned another blow to his eye in the near future, while the eye is healing, could permanently impair his vision.