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After Kris Letang took a hit to the head in the first period of yesterday’s game against Dallas, he never returned to the game. Today he did travel with the team to Denver but will not be playing with the team on Saturday due to concussion symptoms. This is not a good thing at all considering he missed a bunch of time earlier in the season due to a concussion. Coach Byslma said that he will be fully evaluated when they return to Pittsburgh after the game on Saturday.
In other news the guy that hit him, Eric Nystrom, heard nothing from the league today, so it seems they think the hit was fine and he will not be fined or suspended, while we lose another player to concussion.
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Letang was down on the ice for several minutes midway through the period after he was hit in the head area on a hard check along the end boards by Dallas' Eric Nystrom.
Letang, Pittsburgh's top-scoring defenseman...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will sit out Saturday's game at Colorado due to concussion-like symptoms.
Letang was hurt in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars when he took a shot to the head from Dallas forward Eric Nystrom, who received a two-minute roughing penalty.
The All-Star defenseman suffered a concussion in late November that sidelined him for...
I find myself not wanting to talk about players who have returned from a Concussion after a lengthy absence. I am what you would call a jinx-ist (or something). I just know the second I mentioned Kris Letang he’d take a header into the boards and be done. Well, I didn’t mention him and he still got hurt. Which is why I’m talking about him.. Pretty ironic huh? Anyways...
Another night, another controversy in the NHL. On Wednesday night in Dallas, Eric Nystrom took out Kris Letang with what appeared to be a hit the head. Nystrom received a minor for roughing on the play, which was popularly argued about by Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick. Check out the hit for yourself below, and leave your thoughts on the play in the comments section.
DENVER -- Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, who got hurt Thursday in Dallas, could well have another concussion.
Kris Letang's absence could put dent in power-play productivity
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Question of the Day:
Will the NHL fine and/or suspender Dallas defender, Eric Nystrom, for his check of Kris Letang on Wednesday? How much/how long?
I couldnât find any previous Eric Nystrom suspensions. He did break the leg of Edmonton defender, Taylor Fedun...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. Letang was down on the ice for several minutes midway through the period after he was hit in the head area on a hard check along the end boards by Dallas' Eric Nystrom.
NBC Sports Network analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick got into a heated debate on Wednesday night as they discussed whether Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars should be suspended for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
Milbury argued that Nystrom should be suspended at least five games for the first-period collision, which ultimately knocked Letang out of...
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has left the game in Dallas midway through the first period after absorbing a shot to the head from Stars left wing Eric Nystrom.
Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang left the game early after getting drilled in the head by Dallas left winger Eric Nystrom in the first.
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Dallas Stars left wing Eric Nystrom avoided league disciplinary action for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang in Wednesday night's game.
Nystrom received a two-minute roughing penalty on the play, which knocked Letang out of the game.
Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said the league reviewed the play and saw no grounds for a suspension.
Dallas 3 - Pittsburgh 4
Man, that was a lot of fun wasn't it? I don't even mind that the Stars lost. Playoff atmosphere hockey in what had to have been the most exciting game of the year for the Stars. This past week of hockey has been as fun as any this season. Dallas took everything, EVERYTHING, that the Penguins threw at them and gave it right back. Dallas didn...
Pens (37-21-5, 17-13-3 road) at Avs (33-28-4, 18-14-1 home), Pepsi Center, 9:00 pm EDT
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The Pittsburgh Penguinâs good health lasted all of 10 minutes Wednesday before Dallas defenseman Eric Nystrom checked Kris Letang into a possible second concussion. A period later, power-play puck carrier Steve Sullivan was felled with a lower...
Jeremy Roenick defends Eric Nystrom’s hit on Kris Letang after an earlier debate with Mike Milbury (NBC Sports)