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Sergei Gonchar injury update: Out 4-6 weeks with broken bone in wrist

A broken bone in the wrist sure beats a broken wrist.  Either way, the Pens will still be without Sergei Gonchar for at least a month. 

More updates hopefully on the way, including more specifics on which wrist and how the Pens hope to work around this injury.  I'd imagine Alex Goligoski will take a jump to the top line and, as Hooks suggested in this morning's post, Martin Skoula will likely find a spot in one of the defensive pairings.

Rob Rossi also reports that Dan Bylsma will assign Brooks Orpik as the alternate captain in the interim.

Update after the jump: WBS beat writer JB addresses the Penguins' defensive options down on the farm.

Update [6pm]

Wilkes-Barre Scranton beat writer Jonathan Bombulie says there are a few options down on the farm:

I'd guess Nate Guenin, since he seemed to have the best training camp, just slightly ahead of Deryk Engelland. Ben Lovejoy is just getting back from a shoulder injury, but he could easily play four or five games here then join the NHL club for the western swing. If the decision were based simply on which D played the best in the first five WBS games this season, I'd probably pick Chris Lee