NHL Suspends Kris Letang for two games

Per Darren Dreger on twitter:

2 game suspension for Letang

The Penguins have re-called Brian Strait from Wilkes-Barre today and they now only have five available defenseman with Letang's suspension and Brooks Orpik not traveling on the road trip.

Last night against the Winnipeg Jets, Kris Letang slammed Alex Burmistrov into the boards and was called for a minor penalty.  Burmistrov curled into the hit, but Letang also committed to use his arms to bury a player into the boards.  Letang has not been suspended before, but last season he was fined for a boarding hit on Ottawa's Jason Spezza.

Letang will be unavailable for tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild and Thursday's home game against the Montreal Canadiens.  Letang will be eligible to rejoin the lineup for Saturday night's game in Pittsburgh against the New Jersey Devils.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join PensBurgh

You must be a member of PensBurgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at PensBurgh. You should read them.

Join PensBurgh

You must be a member of PensBurgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at PensBurgh. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker