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Pittsburgh Penguins: Injuries Starting To Pile Up

Pittsburgh PenguinsToday, the Pens announce that Evgeni Malkin will be out of the lineup for 2 - 3 weeks due to a shoulder strain. Malkin was trying to play through it, but the team decided that it would be best for him to rest it. Afterall, it’s only October (almost November) and we would much rather see him get it back to 100% now than to risk further injury later on in the year.

With this injury the Pens are now facing a slew of injuries recently. Of course, Maxime Talbot will be out for at least another month from off-season shoulder surgery so this was already a hit to the team. Tyler Kennedy missed last nights game with an undisclosed injury and Sergei Gonchar is out 4 - 6 weeks with a fractured wrist.

Today the Pens called up center Mark Letestu and winger Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Conner had a very strong camp, but just missed out joining the big club for the season. This will give him another chance to show off his skills in the NHL.

This will certainly be an early test on this Penguins team, but I have no doubt that they are capable of continuing to win. It will be nice to get everyone healthy again. With injuries come opportunities for others. Let’s see who will make the most of their opportunity.

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4 comments for “Pittsburgh Penguins: Injuries Starting To Pile Up”

  1. Update: According to pensburgh.com “Rob Rossi’s twitter indicated that the Penguins called up two fowards from the minors, but only Chris Conner has left the Baby Pens (who are currently out in Western Canada) to this point.”. So it looks like Chris Conner is the only one who was called up. I would expect another one to be called up by next week.

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | October 30, 2009, 4:28 am
  2. I was bummed to see that Malkin was out for the game here in Anaheim on Tuesday. I was looking forward to seeing him. It’ll be nice to see Kunitz again - he is really missed here still.

    Posted by DUXROXNo Gravatar | November 1, 2009, 4:53 pm
  3. Ouch sorry to hear! I am a big fan of Malkin’s. Here’s to his speedy recovery!

    Posted by PuckGalNo Gravatar | November 1, 2009, 6:38 pm
  4. Glad to see you are going to make it to the game. It should still be a good game, but it’s also nice to see what some of the young guys are capable of and what kind of futures they might hold. I will be happy to see all the Pens healthy again!

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | November 1, 2009, 7:07 pm

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