Dec 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) moves the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens' Defenseman Kris Letang Has Surgery For Elbow Infection


According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang reportedly had surgery last week to fix an infection that developed in his elbow.

The team, however, is expecting him to be back in game action following the NHL’s christmas break.

Letang reportedly sustained an open wound in the team’s tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 13, and was a late scratch for the Pens’ matchup with the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 14, after participating in pregame warm-ups. Yesterday’s contest marked the fifth consecutive game he’s missed.

Through 24 games this season, Letang has compiled 11 points (6G, 5A) and is skating to a disappointing minus-6 rating.


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