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Video: Letang leaves game with lower-body injury

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 16: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck in front of Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 16, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Pittsburgh was able to come away with their ninth straight win but it wasn’t totally painless.

Star defenseman Kris Letang left the game in the first period with an injury and did not return to action. The team reported it was a lower-body injury and Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports he will be further evaluated.

The last we saw of Letang in the game came on a play around the Penguins net that saw Boston’s Brad Marchand pursuing him. At first it appeared Marchand may have caught him on the wrist with his stick, but that’s not the case in spite of Letang looking pained as he headed off.

Check out our video of the play and see if you can figure out what happened.