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Penguins' Orpik sidelined two weeks

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Another day, another injury. Or so it seems for the Penguins these days.

In the team's most recent health setback, it was announced Thursday that defenseman Brooks Orpik will be out of the lineup for the next two weeks with a lower-body injury.

"He's got a two-week injury, lower body," head coach Dan Bylsma said. "We were excited that he was doing better than we feared. He's doing well. We got some good news and he'll hopefully be around 14 days."

Orpik left Pittsburgh's game Tuesday night in Boston in the first period after falling awkwardly into the boards and did not return in the game.

With the Orpik out, the Penguins have now lost a player in each of their past three games, and four in the last two weeks.

Forward Tyler Kennedy left after team warm-ups prior to Pittsburgh's contest at Los Angeles Nov. 5 and has been out ever since. He is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Then Pittsburgh lost defenseman Kris Letang after he suffered a shoulder contusion Nov. 7 at San Jose. A mere three days later and now the team is without Orpik.

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