Sykora to sit out preseason games, practice with injury

PITTSBURGH -- Penguins right wing Petr Sykora will miss at
least two preseason games because of a broken nose and probably
won't resume practicing until next week.

Sykora's nose was broken during a collision with Pittsburgh
defenseman Brooks Orpik during the Penguins' 5-2 exhibition victory
in Montreal on Tuesday night. Sykora had earlier scored
Pittsburgh's third goal.

"When I got hit, I immediately felt for my teeth. I was happy
to have them," Sykora said.

Sykora will have his nose realigned Friday. He won't play in
preseason games Friday in Detroit or Saturday in Pittsburgh against
the Red Wings.

Sykora, signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent during the
offseason, will accompany the team when training camp moves to West
Point, N.Y., next week. The Penguins have two preseason games next
week, both against Buffalo.

In other news Wednesday, the Penguins assigned goaltender John
Curry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.