Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pens Lose Martin to Broken Leg

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been severely unlucky in the last few weeks, as the injury bug is not just biting, rather it is devouring their line-up.

The latest pool-related victim of the bug is defenseman Paul Martin, who has been told that he is out for 4-to-6 weeks because of a fractured tibia.  A very hurtful blow to a blueline that already lacks Rob Scuderi.

Martin has been decent in the scoring department, scoring 2 goals and 9 assists in 23 games, scoring just under half a point-per-game, which isn't too bad for a defenseman.  As of Wednesday afternoon, Martin ranked 218th in pool scoring, 34th among all defensemen.

ImplicationsBad news for Derek Wilton, who receives this bad news only days after the Waiver Draft, where he dropped Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi to pick up Andre Benoit of the Colorado Avalanche.  Wilton has had some reasonable luck with staying healthy until now, as his team is above-average in games collected, but this number will likely take a hit.

As of Wednesday, Derek sat in 12th place, 10 points out of the top 10.

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