February 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) looks to move the puck up ice against the Florida Panthers during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Letang Out Saturday


For the second consecutive contest, defenseman Kris Letang will miss out in all the fun.

The Penguins Twitter handle is reporting that Letang stayed behind in Pittsburgh with what again is being called a lower-body injury.

The injury that appeared in yesterday’s morning skate is being described as a day-to-day pain for the young Norris candidate.  But it’s a mystery to everyone as to what specifically is ailing Letang.

Letang has been a phenomenal player this year.

In ten games this season, Letang has potted nine points (3G, 6A) and been arguably the most reliable defenseman for the Pens so far, which is why it is difficult for fans to hear he’ll be out again.

As long as the Pens top defenseman misses time, it most likely means Dylan Reese will see more.

Reese, native of Pittsburgh, played his first game last night when the Pens squashed the Capitals.  Logging 14:07 minutes of ice time, Reese failed to register a point.

Reese and the Pens will play the Devils tomorrow in New Jersey at 1 p.m.

And stay tuned for more Letang updates.


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