PITTSBURGH - Penguins defenceman Sergei Gonchar will be out four to six weeks with a broken left wrist, his third significant injury in slightly more than a year.
Gonchar, who went into Wednesday's games third in scoring among NHL defencemen with eight points, missed the first 56 games of last season after undergoing left shoulder surgery.
The 35-year-old also played the final two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, although he missed only two games.
Gonchar's latest injury occurred during a collision with a St. Louis Blues player during the second period of the Penguins' 5-1 victory Tuesday night.
The Penguins were 17-4-4 when Gonchar played last season.
They are 8-1 this season and have won six games in a row.