Lost in the flurry of activity in Pittsburgh over the weekend — the team fired head coach Mike Johnston and gave AHL coach Mike Sullivan the NHL job — was that the team announced they’ll be without defenseman Kris Letang for another two weeks.
It was a good news, bad news situation with Letang. It was determined that he does not have a concussion, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The bad news, of course, is that he’ll be out for two weeks with an upper-body injury.
Two weeks from Friedman’s report would put the team on the other side of the holiday break, when they have a back-to-back on the first day back from break. They face the Minnesota Wild on December 26, followed by a game against the Winnipeg Jets on the 27th.
LEtang’s injury was sustained on Wednesday, when the team beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on the road.
Any time without Letang hurts the Penguins and their thin defensive group.
Letang has one goal and 13 assists through 25 games this season.