Kris Letang Gets 2-Game Suspension

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have lost another starting player – this time to suspension.

Defenseman Kris Letang will sit out two games for a hit during last night’s game in Winnipeg.

Letang took a penalty for boarding Jets player Alexander Burmistrov during the third period.

He’ll be eligible to return when the Pens host New Jersey this Saturday.

  • Tim K

    That’s the wrong verdict from the league office. Protecting player safety is not a blanket coverall for not having to excercise sound and reasonable “case by case” judgement and in this case – it seemed pretty clear to me that Alexander Burmistrov put himself in position for boarding. It wasn’t Letang’s intent. Intent is the difference between murder and manslaughter. Letang did board Burmistrov and deserved the 2 minute penalty. Not sure I see what eveidence suggests he did it intentionally to justify a 2 game suspension.

    • Laura Ordelt

      It seems that the league office has it in for the Penguins; and also agree with Tim K. Look at the hit the Cooke took a couple of games back, that deserved a fine and suspension.

      • Devil's Advocate

        Boo-Hoo-Hoo, it’s a shame that the Pens are the only team in the history of the NHL to have “bad” calls made against them. Things even out in sports, but you are obviously too narrow minded to realize it.

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