Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust (Pens Defense Bit by the Injury Bug)!

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced that Hal Gill will be out of the lineup for two to four weeks recovering from a shoulder injury that he suffered in the third period against the Ottawa Senators last Saturday.

Gill initially told reporters that it was probably just bruised; however, he was evaluated by team physicians who discovered there was more damage than originally thought.

This stinks -- all these injuries (and they're already low on defenseman)!! At least they're "disclosing" injuries more freely than before!! I did like what I saw from Lovejoy last night though -- he appears to be able to at least hang with the "big boys." I'm not surprised though because he did well during pre-season. The Pens are lucky when it comes to depth (all the way down to their minor league)!!

And you have to think, we're doing well despite all of these setbacks; yes - we've had some pretty disappointing losses (especially blowing a few leads), but looking at the whole picture, we're doing well. Just think what it will be like when Whitney and [if] Gonchar return!

ON A BRIGHTER NOTE: Rob Rossi is reporting that Ryan Whitney could be back in the lineup as early as next week


Life_As_A_Redhead said...

Good grief, the Pens D is starting to look like the Stars. It's scareing me.

We as fans, are going to have to start helping if much more of this is going to be going on.

[I'd put laughs here, but it's not really funny]

Lauren said...

Seriously, could we go one game without someone getting injured?

It did make me very happy, however, that Whit might be back in the lineup NEXT WEEK! :)

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