Penguins down four defencemen with Goligoski out two to three weeks

PITTSBURGH – Alex Goligoski will be sidelined for at least two weeks with an unspecified lower body injury, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with two healthy defencemen among their top six.

The Penguins already are playing without Sergei Gonchar (wrist), Kris Letang (shoulder) and Brooks Orpik (undisclosed injury). Also out are forwards Max Talbot (shoulder), Tyler Kennedy (groin) and Chris Kunitz (undisclosed injury).

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Goligoski plays the point on the power play. He left Saturday’s 6-5 overtime victory against Boston with an apparent left leg injury.

The Penguins currently have three defencemen who began the season in the minors: Deryk Engelland, Ben Lovejoy and Nate Guenin.