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Injury gods hate Pittsburgh: Jordan Staal out of tonight’s game

Oct 29, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

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You know by now how rough injuries have been on the Penguins, but they get a little bit tougher on them again tonight in Toronto.

Jordan Staal will not be suiting up to try and contain Phil Kessel and the Leafs thanks to what Dan Bylsma is calling a “lower body injury.” CBC’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Bylsma doesn’t think it’s anything serious and isn’t concerned with it being a long term thing.

The Penguins have done fine already this season without a host of players. This time around, however, Evgeni Malkin gets to lead the way while Staal sits. The next thing the Pens should work on, however, is figuring who put the voodoo curse on the team and where that pesky voodoo doll is at.

  1. Stiller43 - Oct 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Brooks Orpik went down at practice after blocking a shot with his ankle. Ben Lovejoy thinks he’s out 4 to 6 weeks, but we haven’t heard anything official.

    Fml

    • bigbear42 - Oct 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

      Dude, that was a joke. He was talking about the cardboard cut out of Orpik they use in practice.

      http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597896&navid=DL|PIT|home

  2. hockeyfan9170 - Oct 29, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    That would be another major blow.

  3. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle - Oct 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Lmao at reading comprehension.

    On my penguins app the article is titled “The Legend of Cardboard Brooks Orpik”.

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