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Paul Martin won't play for U.S.

Updated: February 21, 2014, 4:22 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- The United States will be without Paul Martin, one of its top shutdown defensemen, for Friday's semifinal game against Canada, USA Hockey announced.

He had been mostly playing with his Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Brooks Orpik.

Martin has a hand injury, suffered during the quarterfinal game against the Czech Republic, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, citing sources. Martin, who is currently wearing a splint and may eventually need a cast, will be re-evaluated ...

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