By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy is expected to be out for at least six weeks with a broken wrist, head coach Dan Bylsma said after Monday’s practice.

Lovejoy suffered the injury in Pittsburgh’s shootout loss at San Jose on Thursday. Bylsma said he expects something lengthy as far as Lovejoy’s recovery time goes.

“Right now we’re talking long term, minimum of six weeks,” Bylsma said, according to the Penguins official website. “We don’t have a definitive time frame right now. He’s just wearing the cast right now. He’ll be in there for a while.”

Jordan Staal sat out of Monday’s practice as well, as he’s dealing with an unspecified knee injury. The Penguins are off until Friday, providing ample time for players to rest and recover before the schedule ramps back up again.

“The rigors of competing in a game are going to be different than practice,” Bylsma said. “We knew (Staal) had four, five days of rest here. We knew that he would need more rest after he played the game Saturday. Not a setback. We knew he would be getting yesterday and today off from practice.”

Other Penguins news:

  • Los Angeles Kings forward Ethan Moreau was fined $2,500 for his hit from behind Saturday night on Chris Kunitz.

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