The Pittsburgh Penguins announced via Twitter that comeback defenseman Paul Martin will be sidelined six weeks with a broken bone and will need surgery.
See tweet below:
#Pens coach Bylsma: Martin broke a bone and needs surgery. 6 week timeframe.
â€” Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 30, 2013
Receiving the news from head coach Dan Bylsma prior to game-time Saturday, it’s fortunate the team has depth around the defensive position.
Still, it comes as a little bad timing because the team is already without top defenseman Kris Letang for the next week or so.
The team will now look to rotate between the defensive players they have. Expect players like Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres, Deryk Engelland, and Mark Eaton to see some action
So far this season, Martin has 21 points (6G, 15A) and skated with a plus-12 rating in 33 games.