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Penguins defensemen Zach Trotman undergoes knee surgery to repair torn meniscus

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He’s expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.

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The Penguins announced Friday afternoon that defenseman Zach Trotman underwent successful knee surgery.

The surgery was performed to repair a torn meniscus in Trotman’s right knee.

The team says that Dr. Hans Olsen performed the surgery at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Trotman is expected to be sidelined while recovering from the surgery for 4 to 6 weeks.

He appeared in 8 games for the Penguins last season.

In the AHL, Trotman played in 27 games, scoring 4 goals and 14 points.

Trotman is in the second year of a two-year contract, and as of now, he will become an unrestricted free agent following the 2020-21 season.

Last week, Trotman was placed on injured reserve, alongside teammates Zach Aston-Reese and Sam Miletic.

When healthy, it is unlikely that Trotman will see time in the lineup for the Penguins, but given the rate of injuries that we have learned to accept, nothing should be ruled out.