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Defenseman Brooks Orpik has a broken hand, will have surgery and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

"He went for a bone scan, and he has a slight fracture so the medical staff said it would be better to take care of it early in the season than wait and it could probably get worse," coach Michel Therrien said.

Therrien said it was unclear exactly when Orpik injured the hand, but that it happened during training camp. With Eric Cairns out with a knee injury, that leaves the Penguins with only six healthy defensemen, but Therrien said yesterday that they weren't planning to call anyone up from Wilkes-Barre.

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