Penguins Move Kris Letang to Long-Term Injured Reserve

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January 21

The Pittsburgh Penguins moved Kris Letang to long-term injured reserve on Friday, the Penguins’ official website reports.

There is no reason to panic about this move. The Penguins made a few roster moves Friday and needed the roster spot. A player being placed on LTIR needs to miss at least 10 games. The Penguins backdated this move to Dec. 28 which means with the game Friday night, Letang will have missed 10 games and thus can return to the lineup whenever he and the team believe he is ready.

Letang is dealing with a lower-body injury and the death of his father. When healthy, Letang is still one of the better defenders in the league. His return will shore up a defensive unit that, even with Letang, is no better than average.

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