Thursday, October 26, 2017

Pens' Schultz Out Concussed

The Pittsburgh Penguins and All-Star defensemen... what's the deal with these two?  The long-standing injury prone history of Kris Letang now seems to be creeping into the game of Justin Schultz, who has now suffered a concussion of his own and is on the shelf for an indefinite period of time.

Schultz, who was injured in Tuesday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers, was placed on the Injured Reserve on Thursday morning, retroactive to Tuesday, which means he will be missing at least three games and it opens up a spot for Frank Corrado, who was called up to take the empty spot on the Penguins' blueline.

The placement on the IR suggests that the initial tests likely weren't as positive as a guy who may be able to sneak back into the lineup in a few days, so we'll see how it goes from there.

The 27-year old has appeared in 10 games for the Penguins this season, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists, slightly down from his offensive expectations, one would think, heading into this season.

The hits just keep on coming for Ryan's team, as this is his fourth player on the injured/news page and third player on the IR, so he's losing man-games played at quite the rate.  His team is currently holding steady in 22nd this week, but with the teams below him starting to get games back, it's time to worry.

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