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Injury update: Kris Letang out two weeks with shoulder contusion

Kris Letang

#58 / Defenseman / Pittsburgh Penguins



Apr 24, 1987

G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Kris Letang 1 6 7 1 6

"Contusion" - that's the word the Penguins' official site used.  I opt to just say "bruised shoulder."  For some reason whenever you break it down into simpler terms it doesn't sound nearly as serious.  Kinda like how the term "tendinitis" is basically just a sore joint.

Call it whatever you want.  Either way the Penguins are without Kris Letang for the next two weeks.  Add him to the list along with Tyler Kennedy, Sergei Gonchar, Max Talbot and Evgeni Malkin.  Have I missed anyone?  I don't think so, but this is really started to get to be a bit much.

I did some calculations to see what this really means for the Penguins.  I hate to break it to you but the results are not positive.

First, add together the injured jerseys: 25+48+55+58+71 you get 257.

Add goals for (54) get 311.

Add half goals against (because seriously, only half of them were really earned) and get 333.

Times by 2 consecutive Stanley Cup Finals appearances and you get

\m/  666!  \m/

Season's over!

(please note sarcasm)