Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Yay another injured defenseman

Injury strikes again, this time the USS Hal Gill is pulling into port for repairs..

Gill did not participate in the Penguins' practice at Mellon Arena today, and it is not known when he will be able to resume playing.

Again the Penguins are lucky to not only have the youth of players like 21 year old Kris Letang and 23 year old NHL rookie Alex Goligoski playing and playing well but also to tap a guy with 1328 reg. season + playoff games as a replacement. Darryl Sydor's only played two games, but his experience and mindset should benefit the young club that's given up a ton of shots on net lately.

Gill's loss could be a major one though, the big guy's been very reliable, doing a lot of little things to help the team win. Gill's 4:56 per game of penalty-kill time is second on the team (to partner Rob Scuderi) as well as second on the team with 16 blocked shots.

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