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Letang to miss next two games with lower-body injury

Mar 28, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

Kris Letang

Kris Letang  (lower-body injury) won’t play Thursday or Friday when Pittsburgh visits Long Island and Buffalo, respectively.

The Penguins’ top defenseman missed last night’s 5-3 home loss to the Islanders, and coach Dan Bylsma said this morning that Letang is still day-to-day.

Not surprisingly, the club hasn’t been too forthcoming about Letang’s exact ailment, but Pens GM Ray Shero said yesterday it wasn’t a concussion. (Which is good, because you don’t want a lower-body concussion.)

According to the Post-Gazette, Letang was injured Sunday versus New Jersey when “he went feet-first into the end boards awkwardly when he was tripped by Devils forward Ryan Carter.”

  1. abrienza428 - Mar 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    That fall into the boards did look pretty bad, but he got up quick and got back to the bench fine, which leads me to think he pulled something and should be OK. Let’s hope so.

  2. Stiller43 - Mar 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Lower body concussion…does that result to a hard hit to your lower-body head? If so, no, nobody wants one of those.

    Get well tanger and come back strong for the playoffs.

  3. jpelle82 - Mar 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    letang makes the pens go, he better get back before the playoffs

  4. GenoPringles - Mar 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Fear not pens, all is well with tanger. The man is very vein, and wants to make sure his beautiful mane is intact come playoff time. Let’s give him and his hair some space as they prepare for countless numbers of pictures holding up the Stanley Cup

  5. bobhpine - Mar 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    He threw his back out giving it to sonny abata

  6. writeit22 - Mar 29, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    OK Letang- you’re still Champion and have given more fabulous plays this season- IWhen I see The Pens I see CHAMPIONS against all the odds. Best team ever.

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