The Pittsburgh Penguins rely heavily on top pairing defenseman Kris Letang. The blue liner, who already has two goals and 19 points in just 25 games so far this year, is one of the most integral parts of Pittsburgh’s lineup. Unfortunately, the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions will have to figure out how to win without him for a bit. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Letang, who serves on the top pairing for Pittsburgh, will miss the next few weeks with a lower body injury. The specific nature of the injury wasn’t given at the time of the announcement. Drafted 62nd overall by the Penguins in 2005, Letang – a native of Montreal, Quebec – has spent his entire career with the Metropolitan Division club after skating with the QMJHL’s Val d’Or Foreurs. He’s racked up 84 goals and 371 points in 587 games in the process, sitting eighth in scoring among his draft class and second among defenseman. The Penguins currently boast a 20-7-3 record on the year, good for first in the Metropolitan Division as they power through the start of their season. Hopefully, they’ll continue to ride high even with Letang missing for a significant chunk of time.
Kris Letang missing a few weeks for Penguins
Fanrag Sports | Dec 15