Kris Letang Injury: Updates on Penguins Defenseman's Status, Likely Return Date

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIISeptember 28, 2013

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: Kris Letang
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Pittsburgh Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, according to head coach Dan Bylsma.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette originally reported that Letang was ailing on Saturday:

Kris Letang has what is believed to be a lower-leg injury, will stay off ice tomorrow and be further evaluated back home. #Penguins

— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) September 28, 2013

The Associated Press then noted later in the day that the timeline of the 26-year-old's injury would indeed be indefinite (h/t ESPN) after he underwent evaluation. Bylsma noted that it was a lower-body injury, per the report.

The Penguins have since placed Letang on injured reserve.