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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday. Lovejoy injured the knee in the first period of a 5-2 win over New Jersey on Sunday. The injury means Lovejoy would likely miss Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series.
Coach Dan Bylsma says defenseman Kris Letang will not play on Tuesday against the New York Islanders with a lower-body injury. Bylsma says it does not appear to be related to the concussion that sidelined Letang for several weeks earlier this season.
Letang sustained the injury in the third period against the Devils. Fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen will also not play against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury.
The Penguins recalled Simon Despres and Brian Strait from Wilkes Barre/Scranton to fill in on Tuesday.
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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be sidelined for the next two games with a lower-body injury.
Letang also sat out Tuesday's loss to the New York Islanders after he was hurt in Sunday's game against New Jersey.
The 24-year-old Letang has played in 47 of the Penguins' 76 games this season. He missed action for two extended stretches because of concussion...
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No we’re not talking about Paul Martin relapsing back into toast; this is all about the injury bug that we thought the team finally shook off. Apparently a week was too long for the entire Pens team to play together because Kris Letang and Ben Lovejoy are headed back to the shelf.
Letang got pretty banged up against the Devils. First, Ryan Carter pulled a dick move by pushing...
The goalie is the last line of defense in hockey; it becomes very difficult for the goalie to make key saves though when his own teammates take him out...With the NY Islanders' Frans Nielsen on a breakaway, Penguins defenseman Paul Martin races back to try and make a stop. The only problem is that Marc-Andre Fleury had come way out of the net in an effort to make a play too....
The Rangers and Penguins are seemingly locked in what will be an epic battle for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Rangers currently lead the Penguins by a single point, both with seven games remaining in the season. While many are panicking about how the Penguins could catch up so quickly (more on that in a second), the Rangers have two distinct advantages...
Are you ready for the most horrible attempts at both the American and Canadian National Anthems ever? There’s been worst renditions of each song at a sporting event, but you won’t find a worse combo platter of these two at a hockey game.
The fans at the Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game had to endure the closest thing to a human singing version of Miss Piggy you’ll...
Coaches look for what works to win hockey games but chances are even Dan Bylsma, the greatest coach in the NHL (according to last year’s Jack Adams votes), didn’t see the theme coming in last night’s 5-2 win over the Devils. Hell, we didn’t even notice it either until the Sesame Street mindfreak Bob Errey pointed out that yesterday’s game was brought to you by the numbers...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (47-22-6) vs. New York Islanders (31-33-11) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports This is by far the most important game they have played against the Islanders in a while. Just one point behind the Rangers, and four points ahead of the Flyers. The Pens are in a [...]
With Sidney Crosby scoring goals again, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear back on track after a rare loss.
That likely does not bode well for the New York Islanders, who have not won in Pittsburgh in more than four years.
Trying to win 11 in a row at home for the first time in 21 years, Crosby and the Penguins have a chance to take over the Eastern Conference lead Tuesday night with...
Isles (31-33-11, 16-17-5 road) at Pens (47-22-6, 27-8-2 home), CONSOL, 7:00 pm EDT
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Five Questions For Tuesday
1. Should the Pens stick with the Cooke-Crosby-Kennedy line? If not, what would you change?
2. Who is the most irreplaceable player on the Penguins and why?
3. Are you confident having Brent Johnson and Brad Thiessen...
Kris Letang will miss tonight's game with a lower body injury; Ben Lovejoy will be having knee surgery and will miss 3-4 weeks. [Trib]
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is day-to-day because of a chip fracture in his right foot. [Philly]
Oilers forward Taylor Hall is out for the season, he is undergoing shoulder surgery. [CBC]
Bob McKenzie thinks that the new...