Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kris Letang Out with Another Concussion

Sidney Crosby may have another new friend in the press box.

Kris Letang, a powerful two-way defenceman for the Penguins, has concussion-like symptoms after Pittsburgh's 4-3 shootout win over Dallas.

Dan Bylsma, the head coach of the Penguins, released a statement saying that Letang had the symptoms and that he would not play against Colorado on Saturday.

“He did have symptoms today,” Bylsma said Thursday in Denver.

This could be Letang's second concussion this season, the first one happening from Nov. 26 to Jan. 11, and that would be a huge blow to Pittsburgh's offence and overall game play.

The hit happened during the first period, where Letang was hit in the head by the right arm of Eric Nystrom. He immediately fell to the ice, where everybody could see that he was in pain.

Nystrom was given a minor penalty for roughing, but there will be no disciplinary action towards him.

Letang has nine goals and 22 assists, good for 31 points in 40 games.

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