Everything's a conspiracy theory. I honestly think, in most posters' minds, it is impossible for a player to get hurt.
Why on earth would the Pens say Lyle had a lower buttocks problem if they were making something up? Why wouldn't they say he has a strained knee, tweaked groin, etc -- you know, something that often happens to a hockey player.
He's hurt and can't play. Be happy that he won't be littering the ice with his "skills."