The Penguins offered no complaint after the NHL suspended defenseman Kris Letang two games Tuesday for a boarding penalty incurred the previous night. In the third period of the 2-1 loss at Winnipeg, Letang hit Jets left winger Alexander Burmistrov from behind. Burmistrov went into the boards — he was not injured — and Letang was assessed a minor penalty. Tuesday, Letang had a conference-call hearing with NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan, after which the league announced the suspension, one that kept Letang from playing last night at Minnesota and will keep him out Thursday at home against Montreal. Under the league's labor agreement, Letang will forfeit $37,837.84 of his salary to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Pens take no issue with Letang suspension
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Oct 19