After leaving practice early this morning, defenseman Kris Letang will not be in the lineup tonight when the Penguins take on the Capitals.
What is being called as a lower-body injury, Letang is hurt. Â But hopefully he will be able to return after tonights game soon, considering the team has already lost Matt Niskanen.
Newly-recalled defenseman Dylan Reese will be slotted into Letang’s spot and he is paired with Simon Despres. Â The rest of the defense is the same.
The Pens can ill afford to lose Letang for any considerable amount of time. Â Already skating one defenseman down, it would be devastating blow.