Kris Letang Injury: Updates on Penguins Defenseman’s Status, Likely Return Date

September 28th, 2013 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »
Pittsburgh Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, according to head coach Dan Bylsma.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette originally reported that Letang was ailing on Saturday:

Kris Letang has what is believed to be a lower-leg injury, will stay off ice tomorrow and be further evaluated back home. #Penguins

— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) September 28, 2013 The Associated Press then noted later in the day that the timeline of the 26-year-old's injury would indeed be indefinite (h/t ESPN) after he underwent evaluation. Bylsma noted that it was a lower-body injury, per the report.

Letang was signed to an eight-year contract extension worth $58 million in July. Unfortunately he will not be able to prove to the organization—or to those invested in the NHL—that he can live up to that contract anytime soon.

After grabbing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference during the recent lockout-shortened season, the Penguins cruised to the conference finals before being swept 4-0 by the Boston Bruins.

This loss is an immediate blow for Pittsburgh in i ...

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