Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fractured Leg for Pearson

Boy, the Los Angeles Kings are a very resilient team, as a whole, as I don't normally get to publish the big logo for the Kings on the blog, but here we are, looking at a longer-term injury than normal.

The injury that Tanner Pearson suffered on Saturday night against the Winnipeg Jets does appear to be a broken bone in his leg, more specifically, a fractured fibula.  As of Sunday afternoon, there was no timetable for his return, but it shouldn't be out of the question that Pearson could miss 3-to-4 weeks with the injury, possibly more.

Pearson really made a name for himself in the 2014 playoffs, when he appeared in all 24 games for the Kings and scored 4 goals and 12 points, but hasn't quite had the same effect in the regular season this year, playing in 42 games, scoring 12 goals and 16 points in the process.  That's good for 252nd overall in pool scoring and it has been good enough for him to get an All-Star nod, selected to participate in the rookie section of the Skills Competition, but thanks to the injury, that will be put on hold.

Unfortunately for Tony, Pearson had done much of his scoring before the Week Nine Waiver Draft, which had turned him into a little bit of a dud pick.  In 15 games since the change, Pearson only has 1 goal and 3 points and has been a negative comparison to the player that Tony dropped, Anders Lee of the Islanders.

It has been a tough bit of luck for Tony in Week Fourteen, as he has dropped three places in the standings to 6th and may find his name in the wrong part of Newsletter tomorrow morning.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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