Feb 2, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Consol Energy Center. Pittsburgh won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Dave Miller-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins' Paul Martin Undergoes Hand Surgery; Out 4-6 Weeks

Sidney Crosby isn’t the only player on the Pittsburgh Penguins that will miss time after going under the knife. The team announced that defenseman Paul Martin had surgery over the weekend to repair a broken hand. Martin is expected to miss at least one month after the surgery, according to the team.

The team announced on their official website:

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin underwent surgery on a broken bone in his hand Sunday morning and will miss 4-6 weeks. General Manager Ray Shero said Martin will be able to resume skating in about a week and a half. Dr. Robert A. Kaufmann performed the surgery.

Martin has been a key member of the team’s defense this season and his presence on the back line will be missed.

While the team would prefer to have Martin down the stretch, they are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. When it matters most and the team is taking the ice in the postseason, Martin should be able to put on his skates and return to the line up.

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