Kris Letang Injury: Penguins D Out Multiple Weeks Due to Lower-Body Injury

December 15th, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be out for at least the next two weeks after suffering a lower-body injury. 

Per Michelle Crechiolo of the Penguins' official website, head coach Mike Sullivan announced Letang's injury and said his star would miss "a couple of weeks."

On Saturday, the Penguins announced they placed Letang on injured reserve. 

It's not clear when Letang suffered the injury. He played more than 26 minutes in Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins, notably hitting David Pastrnak with an elbow to the head that led to him being called for a two-minute interference penalty. 

Later in the game, Bruins winger David Backes delivered a huge hit to Letang that knocked the 29-year-old off his feet, into the boards and down to the ice. 

Letang is one of the most valuable players on the Penguins roster. He ranks third on the team with 17 assists and fourth with 19 points as a defenseman. 

The Penguins are no strangers to adjusting when a star player is hurt. Sidney Crosby has had injury woes in the past, missing  ...

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