Penguins D Letang out with lower-body injury

The Associated PressSeptember 28, 2013
Penguins D Letang out with lower-body injury
Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) shoots and score the game tying goal, in the third period of the NHL preseason hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely with what coach Dan Bylsma described as a lower-body injury.

Letang did not skate Saturday with the rest of the team in West Point, N.Y., where the Penguins are spending the weekend in the run-up to the season opener against New Jersey. Bylsma said Letang will be re-evaluated when the Penguins return to Pittsburgh on Monday. There is no timetable for his return.

The Penguins signed Letang to an eight-year contract extension in the offseason. The 25-year-old was a Norris Trophy finalist last season. He had five goals and 33 assists as Pittsburgh put together the best record in the Eastern Conference.