Well, both the Penguins and Steelers have gotten some bad injury news this week.
After the game against the Patriots last Sunday, the Steelers found out that Aaron Smith, one of our best and least acknowledged defensemen, is on Injured Reserve with a torn bicept. This is a huge blow to the defense as they try to finish out the season and make a playoff push. Very disappointing, as I am a big fan of Smith's.
Also this past weekend, Marc Andre Fleury was injured in a game on the Pens swing through western Canada. He was evaluated today after they returned to the burgh late last night and he will be out of commission for 2 months due to a high ankle sprain. This is very bad news for the Pens, who have been playing better lately. Sabourin is a good goalie as well, but I am not sure that he and Conklin will be able to fill MAF's shoes for the next 2 months.
What a tough week injury-wise for my teams...