Monday, December 05, 2011

Letang Concussed

Stemming from the hit from Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty almost a week ago, Penguins defenseman Kristopher Letang has been diagnosed with a concussion and it looks like he'll be out for an indefinite period of time, after already missing a week.  Of course, this means he will be missing tonight's game against the Boston Bruins, which is a battle of the two top teams in the Eastern Conference and promises to be a pretty solid match-up.

Letang was experiencing some difficulties breathing after the game, where he ended up scoring the winning goal in the game in overtime, shortly after taking the hit.  In the week leading up to now, there was some hints that Letang may have suffered a concussion and it was finally announced on Monday, which is bad news for the club.

Since his departure from the line-up, Letang has already dropped down 21 spots in pool scoring, as his 19 points in 22 games hasn't stood up to the rest of the league in a week.

ImplicationsThis injury is now starting to add up for Scott G. in the draft, already out a week, as he has already dropped down a spot from 10th to 11th in the week, 27 points back of 3rd to 32 points back and there is a small chance that Letang would have made up a point or two, if not more, but there are also a few other injuries that Scott has been dealing with, but Letang will count big.  If Letang is out much longer, it may take some huge performances out of Scott's new waiver draft pick-ups, Matt Read and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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