Jan 5, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates up ice against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Letang's Illness More Serious than First Anticipated


According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang has an illness that could potentially end his season, but is not believed to be life-threatening.

Nothing has been confirmed as to what’s ailing Letang, however, the rest of his season is now in doubt given the uncertainty of the illness’ severity. At first, Letang was speculated to have just caught flu-like symptoms, but now, considering he’s been out for the past four games without a diagnosis, it seems to be vehemently disturbing, and we can only hope it’s nothing serious.

Head coach Dan Bylsma said little regarding Letang’s situation – per Rossi:

“There will be no update on Kris Letang until we have further update on his condition.”

Due to how secretive they’re relaying information to the media on Letang’s sickness, the overall concern level for his long-term health is higher than before.

Again, as Rossi reported, Letang’s condition is not considered to be perishing, and we can only pray that he gets well soon.

Letang has not played since Jan. 27 against the Buffalo Sabres, and the team doesn’t know when, or if, he’ll be back.

In 34 games this season, Letang’s collected 18 points (10G, 8A) and skated to a minus-8 rating.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Letang’s developing situation.

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