Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner says he was injured while eating a plate of pancakes over the weekend, sidelining him for a game.
"Apparently it's one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it [back] out [from] sneezing," the L.A. Kings Insider reported Penner saying.
"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."
He said his back hurt so bad he needed his wife's help to put on his clothes.
Penner did practise Sunday and said his back was feeling better. The Kings lost the night earlier to the Blue Jackets, 1-0.
The huge, 6-foot-4 forward was traded to the Kings by the Edmonton Oilers during the 2010-11 season.
He has two goals and eight points with the Kings this season in 30 games.