defenseman Brooks Orpik
will miss approximately four weeks after breaking his finger during a 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks
Orpik used his hand to block a shot by Sharks forward Patrick Marleau
at Consol Energy Center. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma
said he expects Orpik to be back before the end of the regular season.
Orpik is a stay-at-home defenseman with 1 goal and 11 assists in 56 games. He hasn't played less than 70 games in a season since 2006-07.