May 22, 2022

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Christopher Letang will not be in uniform on Monday

Christopher Letang will not be in uniform on Monday

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Christopher Letang will miss the game against the New York Rangers on Monday night, head coach Mike Sullivan said after morning practice.

Quebecker is battling a low body injury that prevented him from finishing the game on Saturday Blueshirts.

During the numerical decline in the first period. He fought the ramp with Adam Fox and stretched the muscle. Case No. 58 is assessed daily.

Letong has three assists in nine games this season.

The “pens” are very low on the blue line. Brian Dumoulin, Marcus Peterson, Mike Matheson and Juso Ricola are next, so the company hired Yanick Weber last week.

In addition, Letong’s difficulties allowed Pierre-Oliver Joseph to be placed in the snow for more than 25 minutes in Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Serious injury to Mrejek

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Peter Mrojek could undergo surgery and head coach Rod Brind’amore has agreed to leave him for a long time.

The veteran was injured early in the game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday when teammate Max McCormick hit him in his semicircle while trying to block an opponent’s pass.

He grabbed his right arm and left the playground and was replaced by James Reimer. As reported by the team’s official website, Brind’amore said the problem was far more serious than Brind had imagined.

The possibility of surgery cannot be ruled out. “It simply came to our notice then. […] He said his absence would last a little longer than he wanted. There is more serious damage here. ”

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As a result, Reimer and Alex Nedeljkovic will have to rely on Hurricanes goals. In addition, the club suggested that Antoine Bibu could be recalled from the American League to replace the Reserve Squad’s goalkeeper.

This season Mrojek has won two of his three decisions, posting a small .99 goals and .955 save rate against the average. With a 5-1-0 record, Carolina will visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday and Thursday.