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NHL: Martin has surgery on broken hand

by The Associated Press on March 01, 2014 10:50 AM

CHICAGO — Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said defenseman Paul Martin had surgery to repair his broken right hand.

Bylsma said doctors decided the operation “would be a better avenue for recovery, a quicker recovery.” Martin injured his hand while playing for the United States in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics and is out for four to six weeks.

Bylsma announced the surgery after Pittsburgh practiced at Soldier Field on Friday in preparation for tonight’s game against Chicago.

Bylsma also said defenseman Kris Letang got on the ice for the family skate after practice. Letang is recovering from a stroke, and it’s unclear when he will be able to return.

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