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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.