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Eric Godard out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

From the official site:

Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma announced that forward Eric Godard will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a groin injury.

"Eric Godard is 4-6 weeks with a groin injury," Bylsma said. "He is still be evaluated with where he is at with that. It will be long term."

Not a huge loss for on the ice, as Godard averages just 4:15 of icetime per game.  But his presence at the end of the bench may have deterred some abuse for Pens top players (I'm thinking about Donald Brashear burying Sidney Crosby in the corner after Godard left with his injury).

The Penguins only have eight games before the Olympic Break, and will be on leave until March 2nd -- which will be five weeks from the time of Godard's injury.  So it's possible they may not miss their bodyguard for many actual games, even if he'll be hurt for a month or longer.