Pens' Michalek out 2-4 weeks

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, Last Updated: 4:09 PM ET

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma announced defenceman Zbynek Michalek will miss two-to-four weeks with an upper-body injury.

Michalek has one assist in three games for the Penguins, who signed the Czech native to a five-year contract this past summer.

The 27-year-old spent the last five seasons in Phoenix after debuting as an NHLer with Minnesota in 2003-04. He has recorded 116 points on 27 goals and 89 assists over 418 NHL games.

Bylsma also said defenceman Brooks Orpik remains day-to-day with a groin strain.


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