from Wes Crosby of NHL.com,
Kris Letang will be out indefinitely for the Pittsburgh Penguins after he had a stroke.
The 35-year-old defenseman is not experiencing any lasting effects of the stroke but will have tests over the next week, general manager Ron Hextall said. The condition is not believed to be career threatening.
Letang did not take part in an optional morning skate Tuesday and was scratched prior to a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He attended that game, talking to Hextall and going into the locker room after.
"I think, first and foremost, Kris is doing well considering what happened," Hextall said on Wednesday. "He was at the game last night. I chatted with him for a while, actually the whole second period. When [coach Mike Sullivan] addressed the team after the game and let the players know exactly what happened, Kris actually came into the room.
"He wanted to assure everybody that he's doing as well as possible. There's no lingering effects right now at this point from the stroke. … Thus far, everything is looking as positive as it could be."