Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/27/13

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi left Saturday’s game with a leg injury, potentially a knee injury as per Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The injury occurred when Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson hit Scuderi into the boards. The two players got tangled up and Scuderi fell somewhat awkwardly. He was helped off the ice and did not return. After the game, head coach Dan Bylsma did not provide any significant update. Scuderi is not the most offensive player. Through the first 11 games of the season, he has one assist. However, he is one the team’s better defensive defenseman. He’s averaging 19:12 this season and kills penalties for the team. The 34-year-old hasn’t missed a game for the Penguins in the last three seasons, so his ironman streak is clearly in jeopardy. The injury comes right after the Penguins’ defenseman and Scuderi’s partner Kris Letang returned from his own knee injury. Saturday’s game was only Letang’s second of the season. Letang netted...
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