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Sports Injury Alert:
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi suffered a broken ankle from a hit he took from David Clarkson on Saturday and needs surgery, which puts him out indefinitely, this per the teams twitter.
Kris Letang, Scuderi’s defensive partner just got back into the lineup this past Friday, so this is not good news. The Penguins did beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1, their first without “The Piece”, (he got this nickname from teammate Jordan Staal in the finals against the Red Wings after a great play in which Staal meant to say he was a ‘piece of the puzzle’. The nickname has stuck ever since).
Scuderi, 34, has been pretty much healthy during his career and he played in all games the previous three seasons, those as a Los Angeles King. The Penguins like most teams are used to shaking off significant injuries and being successful.
The team also announced that Chuck Kobasew will be re-evaluated soon for his lower body injury.
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Rob Scuderi’s is out indefinitely with broken ankle.
A Penguins blue line that has struggled with staying healthy this season took another hit yesterday when the team announced that defenseman Rob Scuderi would be out indefinitely with a broken ankle, an injury which he sustained in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team noted that the injury would require...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi is out indefinitely with a broken ankle that will require surgery. Scuderi, who signed a four-year, $13.5 million contract to return to Pittsburgh, was injured when he got hit by Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson on Saturday. Scuderi, who played four seasons with the Kings, had played in 276 consecutive games before breaking his ankle...
The Pittsburgh Penguins were hoping that defenseman Rob Scuderi wasn't too banged-up after colliding with David Clarkson during Saturday night's Leafs-Penguins game, but they received very bad news on Monday evening:
UPDATE: Rob Scuderi has a broken ankle. Will require surgery later this week. No timetable.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 29, 2013
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chuck Kobasew is out for at least three weeks with a lower body injury.
Coach Dan Bylsma says Kobasew was hurt in the first period of Monday's 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Kobasew, who signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in the offseason, has two goals in 12 games for the Penguins.
Kobasew's injury came one game after the Penguins...
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By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
Glass (2) from Megna, Orpik
Kunitz (5) from Crosby, Orpik
Megna (1) from Crosby, Orpik
First Goal For (Glass)
Sidney Crosby wins a faceoff just outside of Carolina’s zone directly back to Brooks Orpik. Orpik throws the puck into the zone off the far boards into an open area. Jayson Megna, who had...
Chuck Kobasew will be lost for 3-4 weeks with a lower body ailment, this per an announcement on the clubs twitter feed. This is just another in a list of injured players for the Pittsburgh Penguins so far this year.
After attending camp on a PTO and playing well, (he scored two goals in 12 games and averaged 12:32 TOI per night), the Penguins signed Kobasew, 31, to a one year deal...
Rookie winger Jayson Megan scored his first NHL goal and defenseman Brooks Orpik had a career-high three assists to lead the Penguins to a 3-1 victory against Carolina at PNC Arena tonight.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Penguins (8-4).
They played much of the game without right winger Chuck Kobasew, who adjourned to the locker room after absorbing a hard...
Pittsburgh Penguins (7-4-0) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-4-3) 7 PM at PNC Arena
The Penguins have hit the road and are set to take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. The Hurricanes and Penguins have previously met up early on in the season where the Penguins came out with a 5-2 victory. The Penguins were led by former Hurricane Jussi Jokinenâs hat trick.
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Boston humbled the mighty Pens last spring, and Zdeno Chara pushed Sidney Crosby around the ice like a bully kicking sand on the 98-pound weakling. Key offensive players like Crosby, Jarome Iginla, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were all bottled up by the Bruins defense, and Pittsburgh had no answer to Boston’s physicality once the puck dropped for...
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Pens: Saturday, a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kris Letang opened up the scoring for the Penguins with a power play goal at 6:52 into the first period. However, the Maple Leafs would go on to score four unanswered goals over the course of the game. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 of 29 shots while his counterpart, James...
The last time these two teams faced one another, only one of them showed up for the games. Will it be different tonight? Will anyone in Boston be watching with game six of the World Series taking place?
Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Daily Faceoff:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Matt D'Agostini...
Some notes and team line combinations for tonight as the Penguins visit Carolina.
Rob Scuderi is still out of action, which is bad news for the Pens.
Also bad news is the Penguins' power play. It's been 1-for-15 in the last three games. Clearly James Neal is missed.
Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz ...
Since the start of 2012, the Pittsburgh Penguins have won every regular-season game they've played against the Boston Bruins.
That surely doesn't bother the Bruins considering they won every game in the Eastern Conference finals.
Boston's visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night is the rivals' first matchup since that stunning sweep which saw Bruins goalie Tuukka...
Pittsburgh Penguins (7-4-0) @ Carolina Hurricanes (4-4-3)
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The Pens bring their three-game losing streak into Carolina to play the Hurricanes. Scuderi, Bennett and Neal are still out for the Pens. Basically everyone not named Staal is injured for Carolina.
Double J, Jussi...