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Orpik to miss time, but expected back this season.

A quick update from practice:

= Coach Dan Bylsma will provide more details after practice, but GM Ray Shero said today he expects D Brooks Orpik to “be out a while,” adding that “we expect him back this season.” Orpik injured his right arm — likes his hand — when he absorbed a shot from Sharks C Patrick Marleau Wednesday night in a home overtime loss.

= Cs Mark Letestu (left knee) and Dustin Jeffrey (lower body) returned to practice, along with D Paul Martin. With Orpik out, Martin was paired with D Kris Letang.

= LW Chris Kunitz (lower body injury) was on the ice in pads for about 60 minutes before practice, but he did not work out with teammates.


Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi has covered the Penguins for parts of every season that Sidney Crosby has played in Pittsburgh. So, since 2005. He has led the Trib's NHL coverage since 2007, when he became the primary Penguins beat reporter. He joined the Tribune-Review in November 2002. Rossi, 35, is local chapter president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He also dabbles in radio, as ClearChannel's "Penguins Insider," and TV, as "NHL Insider" for Root Sports Pittsburgh, and as a semi-regular contributor to The Final Word, a Sunday sports show that airs on WPXI. In 2012, Rossi was recognized nationally by Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism for his coverage of youth sports for a Trib series that investigated concussion protocol. In 2013, he teamed with Carl Prine for an investigative piece about athletes' charities what was honored regionally. A graduate of West Virginia University and Keystone Oaks High School, Rossi was raised in Crafton and Green Tree and currently resides in Brookline. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Evgeni Malkin. Follow him on Twitter: @RobRossi_Trib


  1. Jim Duron says:

    Rob, just seen the Kovy Trade what are your thoughts and any truth that the Pens are intrested in Arnott? TSN said they thought he was a good fit and on the Pen’s radar.
    By the way I think the Kovalev trade will really help the PP, he stills plays the point on PP right?

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