Denver Outlaws attackman Logan Wisnauskas

Outlaws’ Logan Wisnauskas placed on physically unable to perform list

By Topher Adams | Jun 25, 2024

The Denver Outlaws placed attackman Logan Wisnauskas on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Tuesday with what the team called a “right lower extremity injury." Wisnauskas previously suffered a hamstring injury in practice before Denver’s Week 2 game against the Utah Archers.

The Outlaws activated long-stick midfielder Eli Salama from the PUP list to fill Wisnauskas’s roster spot. Rookie attackman Dalton Young replaced Wisnauskas in the lineup in Charlotte and scored a goal against the Archers. 

In Week 2, the Outlaws started rookie Brennan O’Neill at attack in Wisnauskas’s place. The No. 1 overall pick dominated in the fourth quarter, and finished the game with nine points (7G, 1T, 1A) in an 18-17 overtime win.

Head coach Tim Soudan had discussed starting O’Neill and Wisnauskas on the same attack line before Wisnauskas’s injury. 

“They're just going to gravitate to the same spots that they have been,” Soudan said. “So as long as those guys aren't getting in each other's way, we should be fine.”

Denver will now be without Wisnauskas and his goal-scoring from the left side for potentially several weeks. The 2022 Tewaaraton winner led the team in scoring with a hat trick in Week 1 against the Carolina Chaos.

When the right system is around him, Wisnauskas has shown the ability to be one of the best goal-scorers in the PLL. He scored 24 goals and had 11 assists playing alongside Rookie of the Year Brendan Nichtern in 2022. 

Even on a down offense last year, Wisnaukas led the team in scoring with 18 points (11G, 7A).

Wisnauskas is also one of Denver’s few established leaders on offense. Only Justin Anderson has more professional experience among Outlaws attackers. Wisnauskas and Anderson are the main vocal leaders for the unit filled with four rookies and three second-year players.

After two consecutive bye weeks, the Outlaws will return to action this Friday night against the Boston Cannons in Minneapolis.