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Thoughts: Game 29 – Decimated roster falls short as Pens lose 4-3 (SO) to Columbus

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Blue Jackets 4  Pens 3 (SO) Record: 19-6-4 Goals Comeau (10) from Martin, Klinkhammer Letang (6) (SH) from Adams, Goc Letang (7) from Ehrhoff, Malkin Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Ehrhoff (holding) – Bad (tries to pin Jenner to...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Chris Kunitz out with fractured foot, Letang on IR

Pittsburgh Penguins left-winger Chris Kunitz will be out for a couple of weeks with a fractured foot.#86468508 / gettyimages.comKunitz has been diagnosed with a light fracture in his foot (undisclosed) and is likely to miss a couple of weeks, as per Rotowire. Defenceman Kris Letang will also be missing a couple of weeks due to being put in injured reserve. Letang sustained a groin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Will Not Miss Significant Time With Lower Body Injury

#490969683 / Today, some Penguins fans had worried about the health of star defenseman Kris Letang. This worrying was with good reason, as Letang has missed his fair share of games over the last few years,  including when he missed time due to an unfortunate stroke. Letang was injured Friday in the game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Penguins are calling this...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang’s Silent A

Kris Letang doesn’t need a letter on his sweater to be a leader. (Photo by Bill Wippert/Getty Images) By: Joseph Guzy (@ZMatrix) Just one day prior to the Penguins 2014-2015 training camp, Dejan Kovacevic speculated that Letang could finish camp with a letter on his sweater. After reading that, what seems like so many months ago, it became very evident that it could become a reality...
Via The PensNation
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

SNAPSHOT: Pens plow the Sabres on a Saturday night

That’s 7 straight wins. Crosby racked up the points. Letang put in some goals. The power play took care of business. The penalty kill took care of business.  Fleury stopped pretty much everything. There is literally nothing to complain about. Instead, remember: sometimes teams and coaches get blasted for “playing down” to their opponents. This year’s Penguins don’t do...
Via The Pensblog
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Week 4 Roundup: Suspensions and shakeups

Week 4 shook up the standings in each division, most noticeably with the middle teams fighting for the final divisional and wild card playoff spots. There were eight teams with three wins this week, as well as five with three losses. This week also saw several disciplinary measures taken by the Department of Player Safety, with all five of the year’s suspensions in the league taking...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Named Penguins’ Masterton Trophy Nominee

Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports It has been a very tough year for Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, to say the least. The 26 year-old suffered a stroke on January 29th and has not played since January 27th. Letang has been practicing with the team in hopes to eventually return to game action this season. A return date, if any, has not been announced yet by Letang. Pittsburgh’s...
Via The PensNation
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang suffers stroke, expected to miss at least six weeks

Some extremely scary news was delivered by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday morning: Pens’ defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week and is expected to miss at least six weeks while recovering. According to the Penguins, the condition is treatable with blood thinners and at this point is not believed to be career threatening, which is obviously great news. More from the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Out At Least 6 Weeks After Stroke

Credit: Getty Images The defense of the Pittsburgh Penguins just took an unexpected turn. Defenseman Kris Letang, who has not been skated since a practice on January 30th in Los Angeles, will miss at least six weeks after suffering a stroke. The 2013 Norris finalist has missed the team’s past four games as a result of the illness. This has not been a great year for Letang health...
Via The PensNation
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kris Letang Debate by @ExcitedBobErrey and @griffTHW

There appears to be no shortage of opinions when it comes to Kris Letang's game or his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whether you love him or hate him, want him dealt or to retire a Penguin, there's one thing everybody can agree on: Letang is as polarizing as they come.  So, with that spirit in mind, Pens Initiative decided to stage its own debate on what could...
Via PensInitiative
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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