I woke up fine, sat down to eat and it locked right up. It never happened to me before. I couldn’t stand up. I was probably at the third stage of evolution. So my wife helped me get dressed, and then I drove to the rink here, to hope they could do some magic and get it opened up. Kinger [trainer Chris Kingsley] just looked at me and said, ‘Go home.’ So I got some treatment and went home. Apparently it’s one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made. It’s just like it [the pain] wraps around you and squeezes… So it was disappointing. Hopefully it’s just an isolated incident, and not something that’s going to become chronic.
Who hasn’t hurt their back eating their wife’s pancakes? This is just another injury for Penner to add to his list. He has missed 12 games to injuries in the first half of his first season with the Kings. It looks like one of those unlucky years for “DP.” But in all honesty, I’m sure those pancakes were absolute garbage.