It seems like there's no safe place to avoid injuries in the NHL — not even your own kitchen.
Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner missed one game after injuring himself eating pancakes at home Saturday morning. He somehow managed to trigger back spasm while sitting down for breakfast.
"I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made," he explained to the Los Angeles Times. "Hopefully it's just an isolated incident, and not something that's going to become chronic."
Penner was back in the lineup and tallied an assist in the Kings' win on Monday, but we're guessing he's being extra careful around all kinds of delicious foods now, just to be safe.