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Martin loses another month with setback

12/23/2009 - NHL Paul Martin New Jersey Devils + more

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils defenseman Paul Martin will be sidelined another month after having a setback in his recovery from a broken left forearm.

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday that Martin had minor surgery on his arm on Tuesday. The Devils executive said the outside of the fracture was healing but the inside was not healing at the rate the doctors wanted.

Martin broke his arm on Oct. 24 when he was hit by a Bill Guerin shot in a game at Pittsburgh.

Martin is a candidate for the U.S. Olympic team. Lamoriello thinks there still is a chance he can play when the Games get under way on Feb. 16.