Penguins’ Paul Martin out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Paul Martin

Pittsburgh defenseman Paul Martin missed the final two game of the Olympics, and will now miss 4-6 weeks of the Penguins season with a broken hand.

Martin was playing for Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for Team USA at the Sochi Games.

Martin has played in just 33 games this season for the Penguins, scoring two goals and 10 assists.

In addition to Martin’s injury, Bylsma gave the following updates on other injured Penguins:

“Beau Bennett (hand/wrist) has had a setback in his recovery and rehab. More of a bump in the road than a wall, but his timetable is probably in the 3-4 weeks (range). He’s been rehabbing and taking it careful here for the last seven days or so. More like 3-4 weeks for his timetable at this point in time.

“Tomas Vokoun (blood clot), as you’ve all seen, has passed his tests, been cleared to practice and has been practicing. There’s no timetable at this point in time for his return to play. Still in that progress.

“Taylor Pyatt (lower body) and Joe Vitale have both returned to practice and should be full go’s starting back up against Montreal.

“Chris Conner (broken hand) is out for approximately one more week before he can move to practice and onto a game.

“Pascal Dupuis (ACL) had surgery and it’s gone well. He’s rehabbing now. He’s back there every day and his time frame is 6-8 months for a full recovery. That puts us somewhere between August 15 and October 15.”

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