Penguins’ John Marino, Adam Johnson, Zach Trotman out with injuries
As the final week of training camp draws to a close, the Penguins are dealing with bad news as several players are hobbled with injuries.
The good news is none of those ailments involve individuals who were expected to make the NHL roster out of training camp.
Coach Mike Sullivan announced forward Adam Johnson and defenseman John Marino are each sidelined because of undisclosed injuries. Additionally, defenseman Zach Trotman is recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Johnson has been absent from games and practice since a 5-4 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sept. 16. He scored a goal in that contest. Last season, Johnson, 25, made his NHL debut by appearing in six games and recording two assists.
Marino has no timeline for his recovery. The first-year professional has appeared in all four of the Penguins’ preseason games and has two assists. The Penguins signed Marino, 22, to a two-year entry-level contract after acquiring his signing rights from the Edmonton Oilers in a trade this past offseason.
Trotman’s injury was described as “longer-term” by Sullivan. Entering his third season with the organization, Trotman, 29, has not appeared in any preseason games. He played in 13 NHL contests last season and had one assist.
Note: Forwards Andrew Agozzino, Joseph Blandisi, Joseph Cramarossa, Kevin Czuczman, Thomas Di Pauli, Ryan Haggerty and defenseman David Warsofsky cleared waivers and were formally assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.
Seth Rorabaugh is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Seth by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .