PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins Rookie Defenseman John Marino is set for surgery Monday after taking a puck to the face last week.

Initial reports were that Marino, who took a deflected slapshot off the stick of Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, was going to be ok. A day later, it was reported that the rookie had multiple broken bones in his cheek and would need surgery.

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Head Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed to reporters Monday afternoon that Marino was set for surgery.

“Coach Sullivan: “John Marino saw our doctors today. He is going to have surgery this afternoon.” There is no timetable on a recovery period at this time.”

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Monday evening, the Pens said Marino’s surgery was successful and he’s expected to miss three to six weeks.

Marino was putting together a Calder Trophy performance before the puck to the face. In 51 games, Marino has five goals and 20 points, while holding a +/- of +14.

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The Pens are back in action Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena for another matchup with the Lightning. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.