Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman John Marino underwent successful surgery to repair facial bone fractures, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The surgery was performed at UPMC Mercy by Dr. Mark Ochs of UPMC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Marino is expected to miss three to six weeks.
Marino, 22, was struck in the face with a puck while on the penalty kill during Pittsburgh's game in Tampa Bay on February 6. He currently ranks second among team defensemen, and fourth among all NHL rookie blueliners with 25 points (5G-20A) in 51 games.