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Mike Sullivan provides update on defensive front, speaks about Jim Rutherford’s resignation

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Brian Dumoulin is out with an injury and considered ‘week-to-week.’

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When you play for the Pittsburgh Penguins as a defenseman, bad things happen to you. That’s just a fact by now that cannot be disputed.

With the team dealing with injuries and roster shuffling, head coach Mike Sullivan held court Thursday afternoon to give an update on what all was going on.

Brian Dumoulin is out with a lower-body injury and is considered ‘week-to-week.’

There was growing concern on Wednesday after John Marino missed practice, but Sullivan ruled out injury, saying that Marino is ‘fine’ and will be in the lineup on Thursday night.

The Penguins made a depth signing on Wednesday in the form of Yannick Weber, but he won't be available to the team Thursday night after being stuck in a snowstorm trying to get to Boston. He is expected to make it to New York for the Penguins’ game this weekend. See! Bad things.

In addition to discussing the injury front and Weber’s status, Sullivan did speak about Jim Rutherford’s resignation which took place on Wednesday, calling him the ‘best general manager in hockey.’

With Weber unable to make it to Boston, Kevin Czuczman could be getting into the lineup tonight for the Penguins.

Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m at TD Garden when the team will take on the Bruins.