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Breaking: Penguins defenseman suffers ugly fall at practice, rushed off the ice

Hopefully it's just a scare.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins suffered yet another scare on the blue line as one of their regulars took an ugly fall at practice today.

We don't have a video clip for this, if one happens to surface, we'll embed it into this post. All we know is that Matt Hunwick was involved in some heavy special teams work in the corner had him take a bad fall, and after consulting the medical staff, he was taken to the dressing room for further medical examination.

He told the media that he think's he's okay following the practice session, but we'll await official word from the team ahead of their next game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

He had a concussion earlier this season, so hopefully he did not upset an old injury. His concussion, along with other injuries to the blue line left the defense depleted. It prevented Jim Rutherford from swinging a deal for Ian Cole.

Might this set those plans back even further? We'll see. Hopefully it was nothing too serious and he will be good to go tomorrow.

In other news, Matt Murray returned to practice after a lengthy absence. He's been dealing with the loss of his father.

Bryan Rust also returned to practice after being on injured reserve since December 29th (upper-body).