Penguins defenseman Kris Letang out with lower-body injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss a couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan announced the injury on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Letang played 26 minutes in a 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins. Sullivan did not elaborate on when Letang was hurt but the five-time All Star was slow to get up after getting knocked into the boards during a sequence in the Pittsburgh zone in the second period, though he did not miss a shift.

Letang has two goals and 19 assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have ripped off seven straight wins to move atop the Metropolitan Division.

Pittsburgh hosts Los Angeles on Friday and will play eight over the next 17 days.

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