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Update: Penguins say Letang’s injury is minor


James OBrien

The Pittsburgh Penguins made defenseman Kris Letang a late scratch on Saturday:

The team will reportedly elaborate on what specific injury is keeping him out of today’s rematch against the Carolina Hurricanes. Take a look at their defensive pairings without the star defenseman:

Update: It appears that it’s only a minor lower-body injury.

Letang, 27, has 18 points in 22 games so far in 2014-15, a promising development considering how tough last season was thanks to a frightening stroke. Stay tuned for updates once Pittsburgh makes them available.

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