The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that defenseman Rob Scuderi suffered a broken ankle from a David Clarkson hit on Saturday and will need surgery, leaving him out indefinitely.
That’s tough news as the Penguins just got Scuderi’s defensive partner Kris Letang back in the lineup on Friday. The Penguins were able to win their first game without “The Piece” on Monday, topping the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1.
If nothing else, Pittsburgh’s used to shaking off significant injuries. Scuderi, 34, has generally been sturdy in his career, as he’s played every game the previous three seasons (all with the Los Angeles Kings).
It wasn’t the only bit of injury news from the Penguins today, as they also announced that Chuck Kobasew (lower-body injury) will be re-evaluated soon.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger