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Hurtin’ Pens: Glass breaks hand, Martin suffers lower-body injury

Nov 26, 2013, 3:59 PM EST

Paul Martin AP

The Pittsburgh Penguins have had health issues all season long, and that trend continued on Tuesday.

Head coach Dan Bylsma confirmed that forward Tanner Glass broke his hand on Saturday in Montreal — an injury that’ll sideline Glass for 3-4 weeks — and that defenseman Paul Martin suffered a lower-body injury that’ll keep him out of Wednesday’s game against Toronto.

“[We’ll have a] further update on him in the next couple of days,” Bylsma said regarding Martin’s health.

News of these latest injuries came just hours after the Pens confirmed forward Beau Bennett would miss the next 8-10 weeks after undergoing hand/wrist surgery.

Bennett suffered the injury during Friday’s game against the New York Islanders, a disappointing development given he’d already missed 11 games this year with a lower-body injury.

So, just in case you’ve lost track:

– Bennett is out following surgery.
— Glass is out with a broken hand
— Martin is out with a lower-body issue.
Chuck Kobasew is on IR with a lower-body issue.
Rob Scuderi is on IR with a broken ankle.
Tomas Vokoun is on LTIR with a blood clot.

Ouch.

  1. Tyler - Nov 26, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Not to mention D’Agostini was waived and Gibbons was re-assigned to WBS.

    • hazlydose - Nov 26, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      D’Agostini being waived was only the loss of a warm body. He has played absolutely terrible. That being said, I’m surprised the pens waived him because even a warm body fills a roster spot with all of these injuries.

      • chanceoffleury - Nov 26, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        Megna, Zolnierczyk, and Gibbons were all more competent on the ice than D’Agostini was. I’d rather see those guys make a few mistakes but get the NHL experience rather than seeing D’Agostini taking up a roster spot. His best days are obviously behind him and it’s only hindering the team to keep him around. Engelland was a better forward than him. I think this is a sign Kobasew is bound to return any day now, too.

      • c9castine - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        dagostini wasn’t terrible, he was just barely there. he played really good his first game and then did absolutely nothing the rest of the time. NOTHING. they even put him with Sid in the Boston game for a while to see if he was worth a damn, and he still did NOTHING.

        i have a feeling megna is about to come up to stay at some point. i was not impressed with gibbons that much, he was ok but he has a lot of maturing to do as far as puck management and patience from the red line in. gets pushed around a little too. everybody else is a 4th liner. megna is gonna be a real NHL player

  2. peterjohnjoseph - Nov 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Glass does in fact break hands.

  3. sjsharks66 - Nov 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Why re-assign Gibbons. I thought he was playing well. Interesting thing for the Pens to do.

  4. phillyphannnn83 - Nov 26, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Karma

    • pens5829 - Nov 27, 2013 at 7:31 AM

      Loser

    • hockey412 - Nov 27, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      If Karma were involved in the NHL, Rinaldo would have been hit and eliminated by the Flyer team bus after his first NHL game.

      • laxman1944 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM

        Touchy…..Touchy……

        Injuries are a part of the game…….deal with it…..everybody else does

      • hockey412 - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        I think you must have replied to the wrong comment – your response doesn’t have anything to do with my comment and makes no sense in conjunction with my post. but, ok………….

      • laxman1944 - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

        Like I said………Touchy

  5. jpelle82 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    glass was hurting on the bench monday, i think it was a chara shot, he blocked 2 of them in a row. sucks, he has been one of the better penguins this year and was playing his best hockey of his career. not easily replaced with anyone in wilkes-barre if you factor in the hits, pk time, and the blocked shots he puts up every night…the pk was steadily climbing up the league ranks, bound to see a drop off there.

  6. bobhpine - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Haha. If karma is involved, then imagine how the universe feels about a team that hasn’t won in 38+ years and always chokes in the playoffs.

    • laxman1944 - Nov 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      HEY….PINEY is chiming in!!!!!!

      Come on tell us all about the time when Mario/Sid/Geno came over to your basement for a slumber party.

      When is the last time your beloved hockey team won anything (The Cup)???

  7. bruins4ever - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    jpelle; you do realize that Glass didn’t even play on Monday

    • jpelle82 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      my bad…mustve been saturday when it happened then. we played 3 games in 4 days, i watched them all…somebody got hit by chara twice in a row though, i know that happened….mustve been adams.

      • jpelle82 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

        or maybe it was saturday and subban was the one shooting…i’m second guessing everything now. just had a baby 2 weeks ago, i get no sleep, my days are running together.

  8. bruins4ever - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Ya I think it was, no big deal. It was a good game on Monday. I think another good one tonight with Detroit

  9. bobhpine - Nov 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    The Pens won the cup four year ago. Are you too dumb to figure that out on your own or do you think that by me saying the Pens haven’t won in four whole years it somehow will make feel self conscious about it? I had great seats for the 6-5 win last night in the box. How’d the flyers do against the panthers again? 3-1 loss? Good for you…lax man…haha what a tool name

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