Penguins' McKee out two to four weeks

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Injuries continue to make news with the Penguins, and today the news is mixed.

Defenseman Jay McKee has a finger infection that will keep him from playing for two to four weeks, coach Dan Bylsma said after practice today at Mellon Arena. He is the fifth regular on defense to be injured.

On the flip side, it appears there is a good chance defenseman Sergei Gonchar will return tomorrow night when the Penguins play at Ottawa. He has missed the past 12 games because of a broken wrist. If Gonchar can't play, the team will promote a defenseman from its Wilkes-Barre/Scranton farm club.

Also, forward Max Talbot is expected to make his season debut against Ottawa. He had offseason shoulder surgery.

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