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Erik Karlsson misses game with upper-body injury

Jan 10, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

Erik Karlsson AP

Erik Karlsson has been climbing the ranks of elite scoring defenseman this season, but that rise will be put on hold for at least one night. Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Ottawa Senators star is sitting out tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an upper-body injury.

It’s unclear how severe that injury is and there isn’t much speculation on that being slang for a concussion at this point, so we’ll wait and see before it’s time to get extra worried.

The Senators are faring OK without him so far, as they’ve opened up a 2-0 lead against the far-more-banged-up Penguins.

  1. danphipps01 - Jan 11, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    More pressingly, WHY ARE THE SENATORS SO GOOD THIS SEASON.

    Seriously, it’s not like they’ve made huge changes. Decent amount of shuffling the deck, sure, but not enough to take them from the bottom ten to a playoff spot over-fucking-night.

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