Letang suffered a concussion on a scary looking hit from Shane Doan on Saturday. We have learned this season that there is no way to determine how long a player will be out with a concussion and considering this is not Letang’s first, the Penguins will be extra cautious. This is a huge loss for the Pens heading into the playoffs. On Sunday they will play with just five defensemen, with Daniel Winnik serving as an emergency defenseman.
Letang expected to be held overnight at the hospital after leaving Saturday’s game.
Letang was hit by Shane Doan and it appeared as if his head snapped off of the boards. Letang had to be helped off of the ice and will remain in hospital and undergo further evaluation. It seems highly unlikely that Letang will be able to play tomorrow vs. San Jose.
Letang (head) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Letang was on the ice for the Penguins morning skate and it sounds likely that he will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Jets. Letang missed the Penguins final game before the All Star break with a head injury he suffered on a hit from Zac Rinaldo, which Rinaldo was suspended for eight games for.
Letang (head) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. Winnipeg.
Letang missed last Wednesday’s game with a head injury that he suffered on Tuesday vs. the Flyers. He was back at practice on Monday and said he thinks he will be back in the lineup tomorrow after practice went “really well” today.
Letang (head) is on the ice for the Penguins morning skate.
Letang was expected to visit with doctors this morning after suffering an apparent head injury in last night’s game vs. the Flyers. His presence on the ice this morning suggests that he could be available tonight, so expect an update after the skate.
Letang is visiting the doctor this morning after leaving last night’s game with an apparent head injury.
Letang left Tuesday’s game after an illegal hit from Zac Rinaldo. Letang underwent concussion protocol following the game, but will visit with doctors this morning to determine the nature and severity of the injury. Expect an update later today or over the All Star break.
Letang (maintenance) will be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Letang missed Monday’s practice because of a maintenance day, but he was on the ice for the Penguins morning skate and will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Wild. Letang has three assists and a minus-3 rating in his last eight games.
Letang was listed as questionable and when Brian Dumoulin was recalled this morning it looked like Letang wouldn’t play, but coach Mike Johnston confirmed that Letang will be in the lineup tonight vs. the Devils. Letand has three goals and one assist in eight games since returning to the lineup on December 12th.
Letang, who suffered a lower-body injury late in Saturday’s game, might not be available tonight. The Penguins recalled Brian Dumoulin this morning which suggests Letang won’t be available, but monitor his status during the morning skate to be sure.