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Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:21 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 3:35 pm
 
PancakesBy: Adam Gretz

The status of Kings forward Dustin Penner for Monday's game against the Washington Capitals is not yet known at this point as he deals with a back issue that also forced him to miss Saturday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

What was the cause of said injury, you ask? Perhaps a big hit in a game? Something that happened in practice, or in the weight room maybe?

Nope. Breakfast. Pancakes, to be exact.

Said Penner, via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, “Apparently it’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It’s just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes. … So it was disappointing. Hopefully it’s just an isolated incident, and not something that’s going to become chronic.”

Well, at least they were delicious because it would just be awful to get injured by pancakes that tasted like cardboard.

Over the years there have been some interesting explanations for injuries, but this ... this is a new one.

In 30 games this season he's scored two goals to go with six assists.

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Comments

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 4:25 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

I thouhgt maybe the pancakes had weighed him down and he was unable to skate.  What's next, a player misses action due to drinking a slurpy too fast with his kid and he suffers long term brain freeze?

Having Penner out of the lineup is no big loss, he has only 8 points in 30 games......I'm not so sure I would notice he wasn't on the bench anyway; clearly he is not making a difference on the ice.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

His next contract will come with a no pancakes clause.  Maybe it should include waffles too.



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:21 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

Danger, pancakes ahead!  Why can't these things come with a warning?



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:36 am
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made.

I think he was actually leaning over to dip into some delicious... wife.  Good euphemism, though.  I could really go for some "pancakes."




Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:20 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

I just really like the headline.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

Good thing the pancakes were delicious.......Assneck.



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

un freakin believable



Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

dude, that's freakin' hilarious.  Maybe we can add a few more thousand for some syrup




Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

okay, that is officially THE most hilarious post I've seen all year.  Good stuff Moose...



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Pancakes caused Dustin Penner's back injury

Is there any chance the Kings can pay the pancakes the 4.25 million dollars they're paying Penner? At least they provide something unlike Penner who provides nothing. 30 games, 2 goals and 8 points?? That's 8 points more than the pancakes would get, however I'd argue if you put them out there, they'd get a tip in or something.


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