More Injuries, More Recalls
The big news of the week came Tuesday afternoon when Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero pulled the trigger on, quite possibly, one of the biggest trades in franchise history.
But just over 48 hours after the move was made, the centerpiece, Marian Hossa, has followed the path that so many Penguins have taken this season.
Hossa, who managed to last roughly half way through his Penguins debut, will miss roughly a week with a sprained medial collateral ligament.
“It’s really disappointing,” Hossa told Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “When I dropped the puck to [defenseman Sergei Gonchar], there was a little hit, knee-on-knee. It was just an accident.”
Also injured in the game was defenseman Ryan Whitney, who is listed as day-to-day with a groin pull.
Rob Scuderi, who left early in Tuesday’s game with a finger injury, will miss up to four weeks while he recuperates from surgery.
As a result, the Penguins have recalled forward Connor James and defenseman Alex Goligoski.
Both players are expected to be in the lineup tomorrow when the Penguins play the Ottawa Senators.