Found January 09, 2012 on
Los Angeles Kings winger Dustin Penner has revealed he was unable to play over the weekend after suffering back spasms brought on by eating pancakes.
Penner, who is no stranger to being knocked for his weight, admitted he was forced to sit out the Kings' 1-0 loss to Columbus Saturday after becoming crippled as he leaned forward to tuck into his breakfast.
"Apparently it's one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out sneezing," he told LA Kings Insider.
"I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It's just like it wraps around you and squeezes."
The 242-pound left winger said his back "locked" and he was unable to stand.
After his wife helped him get dressed, Penner said he drove to the Staples Center hoping the training staff could work some magic, but he was told to go home after it was clear he was not well enough to play.
The 29-year-old was back at practice Sunday as the Kings prepared for their Monday night matchup against Washington.
It remained unclear whether Penner, who has just two goals and six assists this season, would be ready for the game against the Capitals.
Penner was traded to the Kings from Edmonton in February. He previously played for the Anaheim Ducks, where he won a Stanley Cup as a rookie in 2006-07.
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It seems like there's no safe place to avoid injuries in the NHL -- not even your own kitchen. Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner missed one game after injuring himself eating pancakes at home Saturday morning. He somehow managed to trigger back spasm while sitting down for breakfast. "I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made," he...
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If there is one thing we can all agree that we love about sports, it is when players get hurt in bizarre and unbelievable ways. For some reason, athletes just seem to be magnets for injuries induced by seemingly mundane activity. Take for example the case of Dustin Penner of the LA Kings hockey team who recently hurt his back, wait for it, eating pancakes. Yep, you read that correctly...
Things an NHL player should do when his weight and conditioning are constant points of contention and ridicule: Hit the exercise bike; hire a personal trainer; impose some dietary restrictions.
Things an NHL player shouldn't do when his weight and conditioning are constant points of contention and ridicule: Suffer an injury while eating a stack of "delicious pancakes."...
Apparently, breakfast is not just the most important meal of the day but also the most dangerous. Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner triggered back spasms while eating pancakes.
“It’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made,” Penner told the LA Times.
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The L.A. Kings winger missed Saturday's game, and is questionable for tonight. He's still trying to get over a recent onset of back spasms, triggered by an insidiously hearty breakfast. More »
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