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Florida Panther Ville Peltonen out for 2 weeks with broken foot

This just happens with him in the middle of a hot scoring streak. From the Miami Herald-

Florida Panthers left wing Ville Peltonen is out for at least two weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.

Peltonen broke the bone during Saturday’s 8-4 win over the Thrashers, but stayed in and finished the game.

”He’s out with a broken foot,” coach Pete DeBoer said. “Some X-rays came back positive. It’s not a displaced fracture. It’s just your regular broken bone, and I would say a couple of weeks, anyway.”

Peltonen, who has four goals in his past five games, missed 24 games last season with a foot injury.

The Palm Beach Post’s Brian Biggane reports Peltonen may only be out for one week. Brian also includes this bit of interesting information-

DeBoer said Peltonen was injured early in the game Saturday.

“To his credit he played and scored two goals,” DeBoer said.

That was only the second two-goal game of Peltonen’s career; the first came March 17, 2007, for the Panthers against the New York Islanders.

He played most of a game with a broken bone in his foot and scored two goals. Do the Florida Panthers really need that foot healed?(Cue the sarcastic laughter)

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hahaha… yeah, it didn’t seem to hinder him too much in that game lol

But, sadly, it is a tough blow considering how well he’s been playing lately. Hopefully it’s one rather than two weeks, but we’ll see I guess….

Posted by Rob | January 16, 2009 | 12:52 pm | Permalink


How does one play ice hockey with a broken foot for over 2 periods and still scores 2 goals?

I think I’ve just earned even more respect for Peltonen!!! heheh

Hopefully it’ll be just one week, we surely don’t want Peltonen to lose his scoring streak!

Posted by Tab | January 16, 2009 | 03:03 pm | Permalink

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