There are other bumps and bruises, as Tyler Ennis won’t return and Jay Beagle will not either, both dealing with upper-body ailments. (You can see the Alex Ovechkin hit that sidelined Ennis in the video above.)
Even relatively good nights for the Pittsburgh Penguins often tend to mix a little bad in with the good.
As you can see above, there was a scare in Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, as Leo Komarov delivered a scary hit on frequently injured defenseman Kris Letang.
Early indications are that Letang is OK, but we’ve seen plenty of players see negative effects later on, Letang included.
It’s not all gloomy for Pens fans tonight, though, as we’ve also seen some “vintage” Sidney Crosby. He scored a nice goal, but it’s his assist on a Chris Kunitz power-play tally that really screamed No. 87 at his best:
As of this writing, the good with the bad extends to the score: a 2-2 tie.
Update: The Maple Leafs ended up winning 3-2 via a shootout.
The impressive Dallas Stars attack will be short a supporting cast member for at least a week after placing Ales Hemsky (pictured) on IR today.
The team explains that a Fedor Tyutin shot hit Hemsky’s foot during Tuesday’s win by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Hemsky’s loss could be Radek Faksa’s gain, as the young forward was recalled in exchange. He generated some positive word-of-mouth from management during his first appearances of the 2015-16 season, but Faksa didn’t set the world on fire either, so this is a chance to show progress.
Considering Hemsky’s history of poor injury luck, there’s a chance this could be a pretty solid opportunity for Faksa.