Pens' Scuderi fractures finger
Defenseman Rob Scuderi is expected to miss at least three weeks with a fractured finger.
He was injured in the Penguins' victory over the Islanders in New York on Tuesday and will undergo surgery today in Pittsburgh.
Scuderi has appeared in all 64 games this season, recording four points and registering a plus-2 rating.
Scuderi had served as Sergei Gonchar's defensive partner since Mark Eaton was lost for the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament Dec. 23. Veteran Darryl Sydor is the top candidate to play with Gonchar.
Hall out extended time
Forward Adam Hall, out since Jan. 19, will miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia Wednesday. Hall has scored two goals and recorded six points in 44 games.
Hall surrendered his No. 18 to recently acquired right wing Marian Hossa, who wore it with Atlanta. Hall will wear No. 28 upon his return.
Around the Penguins
Left wing Petr Sykora practiced yesterday despite a sore foot. Sykora absorbed a shot off his foot against the Islanders on Tuesday. He reported slight discomfort but said his skating was not affected. ... Defenseman Kris Letang will not be credited with an assist on forward Jeff Taffe's goal against the Islanders on Tuesday. Letang was awarded an assist on Taffe's tally at 17:42 of the first period, but NHL scorers have since awarded that assist to forward Chris Minard.
44 - Previous career-high in shots faced by goaltender Ty Conklin, who was peppered with 52 by the Islanders on Tuesday
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