Insider Only Martin not taking part in optional skate

Defenseman Paul Martin is not participating in the Penguins optional skate. Martin sat out game 4 and has not been around since Game 3. He did not practice on Tuesday or take part in Wednesday’s morning skate. Simon Despres made his playoff debut Wednesday night, seeking 13:06 of ice time and was a +2 in the win. Despres is still around with the team, taking part in the optional skate. Others participating in the skate include, Eric Tangradi, James Neal, Craig Adams, Tyler Kennedy, Richard Park, Brian Strait, Brooks Orpik, Ben Lovejoy, Kris Letang, Joe Vitale, Dustin Jeffrey and Arron Asham. Zbynek Michalek who took a cheap shot from Zach Rinaldo is among the regulars not skating

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