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PENGUINS DEFENCEMAN KRIS LETANG OUT INDEFINITELY AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE

NOV 30, 2022  (13H17)      COOPER GODIN
Some scary news to report on in the hockey world on Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that defenceman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke on Monday.

"Kris reported symptoms to the training staff on Monday and was immediately taken to the hospital for testing," said Penguins GM Ron Hextall. "The test results were shocking to hear, but we are grateful that Kris is doing well. We are thankful to the medical staff and the physicians at UMPC. He is a warrior on the ice, but first and foremost, he is a son, father, husband and friend. His health is our number one priority."

The 35-year-old is not experiencing any lasting effects of the stroke and will continue to be monitored and undergo further testing throughout the week. The Penguins also added that his condition is not career threatening.

Letang suffered a stroke back in February of 2014 that caused him to miss two months. Ron Hextall added that the stroke he suffered on Monday is much less severe than the one in 2014.


"I am fortunate to know my body well enough to recognize when something isn't right," said Letang. "While it is difficult to navigate this issue publicly, I am hopeful it can raise awareness. It is important for me that my teammates, family and the fans know that I am okay. I am optimistic that I will be back on the ice soon."

Our thoughts are with Kris Letang and his family at this time and we hope to see him back on the ice as soon as he's able to.

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