Marino has facial surgery, will miss 3-6 weeks

Marino has facial surgery, will miss 3-6 weeks
John Marino of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates in the first period of his NHL debut during the game against the Winnipeg Jets at PPG PAINTS Arena on October 8, 2019. (Justin Berl/Getty Images)

It’s not easy to find a significant flaw in John Marino’s game.

But the way his defense partner, Marcus Pettersson, sees it, it’s even tougher to single out what Marino does best.

"His overall game," Pettersson said. "For a young guy ... he's so responsible and he's so good defensively. All over the ice, too. His overall game has impressed me."

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The Penguins will be missing all that Marino contributes for at least the next few weeks, as he underwent surgery Monday to repair what a team press release described as “facial fractures.”

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