Trotman had surgery to repair a sports hernia injury and is facing a long-term absence, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Trotman's injury will see him designated for non-roster injured reserve to start the 2019-20 campaign, which likely ends any chance he had of securing a spot on the 23-man roster. Unless Pittsburgh moves a blueliner prior to Opening Night, the Indiana native likely slots in as the ninth or 10th defenseman on the organizational depth chart. Look for the 29-year-old to be shipped down to the minors once cleared to return.

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