PITTSBURGH (AP) -Alex Goligoski is expected to miss two to three weeks because of an unspecified lower body injury, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with only two healthy defensemen among their top six.
The Penguins already were playing without Sergei Gonchar (wrist), Kris Letang (shoulder) and Brooks Orpik (undisclosed injury), plus forwards Max Talbot (shoulder), Tyler Kennedy (groin) and Chris Kunitz (undisclosed injury).
Goligoski, who plays the point on the power play, is third on the team with six goals and 14 points. He left Saturday's 6-5 overtime victory against Boston with an apparent left leg injury.
The Penguins currently have three defensemen who began the season in the minors: Deryk Engelland, Ben Lovejoy and Nate Guenin.