Pens Points Wednesday: Injuries Are Piling Up

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Vokoun, Scuderi, Kobasew, Bennett, Glass, Martin on IR... Megna, Conner, Despres re-called. Happy birthday to Beau Bennett. Remembering Badger Bob Johnson.

Injuries on the Penguins are piling up. Latest casualties: Bennett (8-10 weeks), Glass (3-4 weeks), Martin (no timetable). All three have been placed on IR and Megna, Conner and Despres re-called from WBS.

Minor league call-ups are getting their opportunity, and this is the silver lining under the gray cloud of injuries.

Pens-Bruins shot comparison from PensNation.

Pens place Matt D'Agostini on waivers and re-assign Brian Gibbons back to WBS.

In last night's Anaheim-Dallas game everything was going ducklingly until the 3rd period, when the Stars scored 3 goals in less than a minute to turn the whole thing upside down.

Also, Sergei Gonchar played in his 1200th NHL game, the third-most of any Russian player in history, behind only Sergei Fedorov and Alexei Kovalev.

He played more NHL games than this next guy. Daniel Alfredsson and the Detroit Red Wings are going to be in Ottawa Sunday night. What will be the tone of his reception?

Injuries are mounting, and not just for the Pens. Zach Parise will be out 2-3 weeks for Minnesota with a foot contusion, and Pavel Datsyuk will miss his second straight game vs. Boston tonight. Welp.

There's no messing around with Zdeno Chara. Always speak English and don't use the word 'rookie', or he will set you straight.

Puck Prediction explores whether Fenwick Close is a consistent predictor of winning.

Pens host the Leafs tonight in the hope of reciprocating for that 4-1 shellacking earlier this month. Here's your game preview. The Pens are set to join the Steelers in selling out at least 300 consecutive home games. Let's go Pens.

Happy 22nd birthday to Beau Bennett, the bright future of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Twenty-two years ago yesterday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the world of hockey lost Badger Bob Johnson, coach and teacher. Here is a tribute to the man who thought each and every day was a great day for hockey.

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