Dustin Penner Injured by Pancakes
Standard Spin: We wish we were joking, but Dustin Penner reportedly tweaked his back while eating pancakes during breakfast on Saturday. Said Penner, "Apparently it's one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It's just like it wraps around and squeezes..."
We're not sure whether to laugh or cry over this one. Penner's 8 points in 30 games on the season are hugely disappointing, but this takes fantasy bust to a whole new level. Come on... a professional athlete injured eating pancakes? We could maybe see one of our staff members grabbing for the Aunt Jamaima and tweaking a hammy, but eating injuries should only happen to competitive eaters, or those of us who've retired to "pretend" sports.
As for reality... Penner is day-to-day. Consider him questionable tonight against the Caps. (Jan.9)