Penguins' Conor Sheary out 4-6 weeks with upper-body injury

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Conor Sheary's breakout season with the Pittsburgh Penguins hit a speed bump on Wednesday. The team says the second-year forward is out 4 to 6 weeks due to an upper-body injury.

Sheary is third on the team with 17 goals while working on a line with captain Sidney Crosby. Sheary's 35 points rank fourth for the defending Stanley Cup champions. It's unclear when the 24-year-old was hurt. Sheary played 16:52 and picked up an assist in Tuesday night's 4-2 victory over Nashville.

The injury is the latest hit to Pittsburgh's depth. Center Evgeni Malkin is out indefinitely with a knee injury and forward Matt Cullen remains out with a broken foot, though Cullen said Wednesday he is nearing a return.

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