Paul Martin has missed the past 23 games because of a broken leg. This Penguins defenseman does not want that to stretch to 24.

“I’ll talk to the trainers and see if I can get in there [tonight],” Martin said of a game against the Florida Panthers at Consol Energy Center.

He could very well have company.

Winger James Neal, who has missed one game because of an unspecified injury, said he feels good and has no lingering issues. Of playing tonight, he said, “I hope so.”

Martin, Neal and injured wingers Jayson Megna (leg) and Chuck Kobasew (unspecified) practiced Sunday for a second day in a row, and again were used in customary roles. Any or all could play tonight.

Martin, who got hurt Nov. 25 on a blocked shot, said getting through a rigorous, 90-minute practice Saturday was what put him over the top.

“I felt a lot better [Sunday],” he said. “I think practice [Saturday] was a good gauge. It was a long, tough practice. There weren’t any effects from [Saturday]. I felt good [Sunday].

“I’ve felt comfortable for a while now with the injury. It’s felt pretty good. I haven’t had any issues. It’s more just timing and getting back into the flow of the game, and the only way to do that is to get into a game. I’m sure there will be some rust. Just keep it simple, short shifts, and go from there.”