Huge blow to the Penguins as Letang is out long-term!

Bad news in Pittsburgh…

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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan did not reveal good news to his faithfuls on Friday… 

According to the team’s head coach, star defenseman Kris Letang is expected to miss a significant chunk of time with injury.

“Kris Letang will be week-to-week with a lower-body injury.”

This is not the news the Penguins and their fanbase expected after last nights’ epic comeback against the New York Islanders. Trailing behind 3-0 against the New York Islanders after two periods on Thursday night, the Pens managed an epic comeback that but an end to the Isles’ 10-game winning streak.

Bryan Rust scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Penguins rallied past the Islanders 4-3. Pittsburgh erased a three-goal deficit in the third period. Jared McCann had a goal and two assists, and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins.

Letang was not in the lineup. And won’t be for a while…