Friday, December 16, 2016

Letang Back on the Shelf

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Thursday afternoon that offensive defenseman Kris Letang would be back on the shelf for about two weeks with a lower-body injury.  Letang was reportedly hurt in Wednesday night's game against Boston, but even that wasn't necessarily confirmed.  The team, however, did confirm the two week absence though, but that's about it.

The 29-year old rearguard has had a pretty good start to the season, leaving the lineup with 2 goals and 19 points already in hand from 25 games played this season.  As of Friday morning, he ranks 119th overall in pool scoring and 9th among all defensemen.  With how competitive it has been this year, it won't be long for those rankings to drop.

Thanks, in large part, to Mike's goaltending, his team has been hovering inside or just on the outside of the top 10 for most of the season, but you would have to think that Letang's production has certainly helped as well.  After Thursday night's action, Mike's team is sitting in 8th place in the standings, having an okay week, and now 16 points out of the money.  This injury could hurt his chances of gaining ground, but he is fortunate to have the survivor pool happening in his favour.

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