Martin will be out of Penguins lineup for 4 to 6 weeks


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Penguins defenseman Paul Martin, who broke his hand playing for Team USA at the 2014 Olympics, will be out four to six weeks, coach Dan Bylsma said today.

General manager Ray Shero said he is “comfortable” with the makeup of the Penguins’ defense corps, despite the absence of Kris Letang (stroke) and Martin, and downplayed the possibility of making a trade for a defenseman before the NHL trade deadline March 5.

Winger Beau Bennett, who is recovering from wrist surgery, has suffered what Bylsma described as “a setback” will be need three or four more weeks to recover.

Bylsma also said that winger Chris Conner will be out for another week and that there is no timetable for goalie Tomas Vokoun, who is recovering from blood clots, to resume playing.


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