Is Dan Bylsma Looking for Reasons to Keep Pittsburgh Penguins Out of the Lineup?

November 16th, 2009 by Sergey Zikov Leave a reply »
A few hours before Saturday night's game with the Boston Bruins, Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that top-line left wing Chris Kunitz would miss two weeks with an always ridiculously specific "lower body injury."

Bylsma calmly explained to the media, "Chris [Kunitz] has been dealing with a lower-body injury for a while now. At this point in time, we're going to take two weeks off for a rest period to try and get him healthy."

This was hardly anything unforeseen, as Kunitz had received one of Bylsma's trademarked "maintenance days", where he was excluded from the team's morning practice.

This is also not the first time that the Penguins have announced that a player would be missing two weeks for a rest period. In fact, Bylsma could probably record his press conference and then each following day, simply press the rewind button and play it back for reporters. The only difference of course, would be changing the player name.

It started two weeks ago when superstar center Evgeni Malkin was given a two-to-three week mandatory rest period to heal his shoulder.

After an average game by No. 71's standards, the Pe ...

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