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Rob Scuderi injury update (with video): Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman leaves Toronto Maple Leafs game

The Pittsburgh Penguins can’t seem to get their defense healthy. The Rob Scuderi injury is only the most recent blow to their blue line. Only one game after the Pens got Kris Letang back off of the IR list and into game action, Scuderi was forced to leave the Penguins game against the Toronto Maple Leafs following a hit from David Clarkson.

There’s no timeline for his return at this point, but Scuderi missing any time would be a severe blow to Pittsburgh’s defensive core. He’s one of the stronger stay-at-home types, and his play allows guys like Letang to take risks in the offensive zone without worrying about their own end as much.

Here’s a look at the injury.

Scuderi couldn’t put any weight on his left leg after the collision either.

It looks like a good thing that the Penguins decided to keep Olli Maatta around. If defenders continue to drop like this in Pittsburgh then he’ll be on the second pairing by the Olympic break.

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