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Kris Letang Out “A Couple Of Weeks” With A Lower-Body Injury

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Both Carl Hagelin and Kris Letang were absent from team practice on Thursday at PPG Paints Arena. And while head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed it was a maintenance day for the winger, he said that the defenseman will be out a little longer.

"Kris Letang has a lower-body injury and will be out for a couple of weeks," Sullivan said.

Letang obviously isn't easy to replace. He skates in all situations, including on a power play that has seven goals in the last three games, and ranks seventh in the NHL in time on ice with an average of 26:04 minutes per game. As Sullivan said, it will have to be by committee.

"We think we have capable people," Sullivan said. "We'll sort it out. But certainly, he'll be a tough guy to replace."


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