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Letang Injury?

Postby bwyant32 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:59 pm

Anyone aware of what might have happened? He's a game-time decision and left the morning skate after 20 minutes. Did Kunitz get him sick?
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby slappybrown on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:01 pm

I don't think anyone knows at this point, Bylsma was tight-lipped about it apparently.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Lesky on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:02 pm

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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Beveridge on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:02 pm

Can we trade that 5th round pick back for Lovejoy until Letang is back?
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby tfrizz on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:04 pm

slappybrown wrote:I don't think anyone knows at this point, Bylsma was tight-lipped about it apparently.

Which doesn't bode well. If he was just sick, Bylsma would've said "he's sick".
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby gregor on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:46 pm

Caps feed said lower body injury
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby jcgopens on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:10 pm

They are reporting on the FAN that it is a groin injury. I'm not sure how they know given the secrecy that surrounds Penguins injuries, but it makes sense. He skated at practice and left early and he played a team high minutes on Tuesday, with no apparent injury.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby RxBandit66 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:23 pm

jcgopens wrote:They are reporting on the FAN that it is a groin injury. I'm not sure how they know given the secrecy that surrounds Penguins injuries, but it makes sense. He skated at practice and left early and he played a team high minutes on Tuesday, with no apparent injury.


He was not practicing today :(

I think he's been tired and overused by season's end the past few years. I really hope they get a veteran to solidify the D so maybe they can cut down his minutes at even strength and aon the PK somewhat. This is a short season, and a nagging injury could dog a player all the way to the end, with this condensed schedule.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:31 pm

If its a groin, could be a conditioning issue.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby largegarlic on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:32 pm

RxBandit66 wrote: I think he's been tired and overused by season's end the past few years. I really hope they get a veteran to solidify the D so maybe they can cut down his minutes at even strength and aon the PK somewhat. This is a short season, and a nagging injury could dog a player all the way to the end, with this condensed schedule.


Yeah, I like the idea of trading for another veteran d-man at some point as well. Niskanen as the 5th d-man and Bortuzzo and Despres as 6th/7th, plus Engelland in reserve is pretty solid. That would give Bortuzzo and Despres some playoff experience without throwing them into the deep end and would allow for better management of the minutes of Letang, Martin, and Orpik.

It's almost like we could use someone like that Michalek guy in Phoenix right now (not bashing the trade...I understand the circumstances that made it a good/necessary thing). :)
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby RxBandit66 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:37 pm

largegarlic wrote:
RxBandit66 wrote: I think he's been tired and overused by season's end the past few years. I really hope they get a veteran to solidify the D so maybe they can cut down his minutes at even strength and aon the PK somewhat. This is a short season, and a nagging injury could dog a player all the way to the end, with this condensed schedule.


Yeah, I like the idea of trading for another veteran d-man at some point as well. Niskanen as the 5th d-man and Bortuzzo and Despres as 6th/7th, plus Engelland in reserve is pretty solid. That would give Bortuzzo and Despres some playoff experience without throwing them into the deep end and would allow for better management of the minutes of Letang, Martin, and Orpik.


Yes and they'll need that depth, because with this short season, players will start to break down, especially older ones. That's why Despres and his young legs are so encouraging to this team's success right now. It gives GMRS so many options, as he could play top 4 minutes at a cheap rate for a while. But I agree with most on here that 2 rookies on D is probably one too many come playoff time. They'll need Engo and Bortuzzo for the depth and a veteran for stability.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby jprolley on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:35 pm

the say day-to-day, so i expect he won't be back for another month at least
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby penny lane on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:34 pm

Pitt87 wrote:If its a groin, could be a conditioning issue.


I don't think so... he seems to be a workout freak. (in a good way) I always think the worse, a concussion. :(
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Pitts on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:59 pm

It's just a flesh wound!
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Cr@zy871 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:48 pm

Post is reporting him out Saturday. :(
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Rylan on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:01 pm

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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:04 pm

Pitts wrote:It's just a flesh wound!


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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby jwest21 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:42 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:
Pitts wrote:It's just a flesh wound!


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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:21 am

"Chicken, Chicken!"
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Antonio on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:53 pm

Letang to IR according to ESPN.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby iWonTheCup87 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 pm

what is going on?????? if hes going on IR can they please tell us WTF his injury is?
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:12 pm

iWonTheCup87 wrote:what is going on?????? if hes going on IR can they please tell us WTF his injury is?

Lower body DTD
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:13 pm

They did. Lower body.

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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:16 pm

iWonTheCup87 wrote:what is going on?????? if hes going on IR can they please tell us WTF his injury is?


They don't need to tell us anything.
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Re: Letang Injury?

Postby Sieve70 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:32 pm

Confirmed - Letang on IR:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/roster.htm

(Note the "**" after his name)
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