One guy that will never get one ounce of recognition because of the role he plays is defenseman David Warsofsky.
Warsofsky is a very sound defenseman that the Penguins are lucky to have as a seventh defenseman type of guy. In his fortune, he’s got a chance to stick around for a while.
After the injury to Derrick Pouliot, Warsofsky seems to figure as the team’s depth seventh defenseman going forward. He’s getting playing time right now with the injury to Kris Letang.
The Penguins are blessed to have eight NHL ready defenseman on their roster. Warsofsky is that eighth man and is ready at anytime.
He was actually playing good hockey until a freak concussion last year when referee Tim Peel lost an edge and tripped a backwards skating Warsofsky. It was an unfortunate injury to an already depleted D-corps.
Warsofsky’s been a steady defenseman who’s had the approval of Mike Sullivan since Sullivan took over at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the beginning of last season. He’s highly endorsed by his teammates who are happy he’s getting the opportunity to step in and stay around awhile.
Whether he’s the seventh defenseman or getting some starting playing time at the NHL level, Warsofsky is just glad to have gotten the call.
“I’m just glad to be here,” Warsofsky was quoted saying to reporters the other day. “It’s nice to be the one to have your name called after all the hard work that you put in.”
Warsofsky should be in the lineup Tuesday night and for the foreseeable future until Kris Letang returns from injury.