Jake Guentzel makes a play for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Photo credit: Pensburgh

Interesting details emerge about Jake Guentzel's injury in Pittsburgh

Published May 4, 2024 at 7:48 PM
BY
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US

There have been interesting details regarding former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel and his injury before his trade to the Carolina Hurricanes.

While this was a big move for the Penguins, Guentzel was on long-term injured reserve with an upper-body injury and at the time, nobody knew what it was. While Guentzel has been a star in Carolina and has helped them turn into a legitimate Stanley Cup Contender, the exact details of this injury have emerged.


Michael Russo of The Athletic stated that just weeks before the trade deadline, Jake Guentzel broke some ribs and had his oblique muscle rip right off the bone. Initial speculation thought that Guentzel was just missing time for a broken finger, but the brutal new details explain why he missed 11 games and shockingly no more.



Guenztel played his final game for the Penguins on February 14th, Valentine's Day, where the Penguins lost 5-2 to the Florida Panthers. Guentzel posted an assist and played 18:30 in the loss.


Since the Hurricanes acquired Guentzel, he seems to be refreshed and playing without any strict leash. Guentzel has scored eight goals and 17 assists for 25 total points in 17 regular season games for the Hurricanes. He has also tallied one goal and three assists in the five-game series win over the New York Islanders in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
POLL
May 4   |   64 answers
Interesting details emerge about Jake Guentzel's injury in Pittsburgh

Will Jake Guentzel remain with the Carolina Hurricanes or become a UFA?

Yes, he will re-sign with Carolina.2539.1 %
No, he will return to Pittsburgh as a UFA.1726.6 %
No, he will become a UFA.2234.4 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories
LEADERS
GPGAPTS
1-  NIKITA KUCHEROV
8144100144
2-  NATHAN MACKINNON
825189140
3-  CONNOR MCDAVID
7632100132
4-  ARTEMI PANARIN
824971120
5-  DAVID PASTRNAK
824763110
6-  AUSTON MATTHEWS
816938107
7-  LEON DRAISAITL
814165106
8-  MIKKO RANTANEN
804262104
9-  J.T. MILLER
813766103
10-  WILLIAM NYLANDER
82405898
2023-2024 LEADERS  
FOLLOW US
facebook
47 054 followers