Kris Letang is back on injured reserve.
After playing in his first game since suffering a lower-body injury last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins placed the Norris candidate back on injured reserve with the same problem – according to the Pens’ website.
It is unclear as to when Letang re-aggravated his injury, but the chances of him seeing game-action anytime soon are slim.
With the way they’ve treated Evgeni Malkin’s current shoulder injury, it sounds only right that they’ll take it slow with Letang this go-round.
And due to the impending arrival of Douglas Murray, the Pens have enough initiative to make sure Letang is not just ready for later regular-season games, but more importantly for the playoffs.
In 28 games this year, Letang has registered 28 points (3G, 25A) and skated with a plus-11 for Pittsburgh.
To fill Letang’s spot will be Simon Despres.
In 24 games this season, Despres has compiled seven points (2G, 5A) and skated to a plus-10 rating for the Pens.
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