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Pens’ Scuderi ‘rehabbing at a moderate rate’ from broken ankle

Nov 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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Rob Scuderi is now three weeks removed from surgery on his broken ankle and, according to Pens head coach Dan Bylsma, Scuderi’s rehab is going according to plan.

“He’s rehabbing at a moderate rate right now,” Bylsma told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Hopefully in the next seven days or so, he’ll move on to a little more rehab as he progresses.”

Scuderi broke his ankle in an Oct. 26 game against Toronto and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the injury. Assuming his rehab progresses the way the club likes, Scuderi could be back in the lineup by Christmas — which would put his games missed total around 28.

The 34-year-old rearguard had one point through 11 games prior to getting hurt, averaging 19:13 TOI per game. He’s in the first of a four-year, $13.5 million deal signed with Pittsburgh this past summer.

 

  1. curioustraveler13 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Pens defense has really stepped it up this year. They have the 7th best goals against per game stat in the league. Fleury has been really good so far, but his defenseman are making it so he can see the puck. The depth this team has on defense is incredible. Jacque Martin being added to the coaching staff was huge. This team is just solid from top to bottom. Fun time to be a pens fan.

  2. jpelle82 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    while i’d love to make a case for why its so important to get him back its a little hard if you look at the big picture. pens are 7-4 with him and 7-4 without him. somehow though the pens are scoring less goals per game with letang in and scuderi out. it seems even more strange that they have given up exactly 24 goals in the 11 games with him and same 24 goals in the 11 games without him in the lineup too. so, dont rush him back, seems like he hasnt made THAT much of a difference at all

    • curioustraveler13 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      You’r looking at team stats. Look at the individual stats. How many goals were scored when he’s been on the ice, or his Corsi and fenwick #’s if you’r into advanced stats. You will see how valuable he’s been once you look at those stats.

      • jpelle82 - Nov 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        thats why i said big picture. just like last year when crosby was out…obviously they are better with him but they seemed to do just fine without him. when they’re doing just fine, no need to rush him back.

  3. hockey412 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Take your time and make sure it’s healed. It’s hard enough to get Bortuzzo any damn ice time as it is. Hate to see him getting as little ice time as he is getting.

  4. davebabychreturns - Nov 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    “Rehabilitate my knee, at a medium pace.. “

  5. steelers88 - Nov 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    I think Scuderri coming back only makes the Pens defense better. However I think they need to give him some time and not rush him back. The Pens defense is very good this year.

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