Penguins place defenseman Kris Letang on long-term injured reserve

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been positioned on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 28.

His standing was introduced by the workforce on Friday afternoon.

Previously designated to common injured reserve, Letang has missed the previous 9 video games as a result of an undisclosed harm in addition to private issues following the dying of his father, Claude Fouquet, on Dec. 31.

Letang has performed in 29 video games this season and has 16 factors (two targets, 14 assists) whereas averaging 24:32 of ice time per contest.

While gamers are designated to long-term injured reserve, a workforce can briefly relieve itself of that participant’s wage cap hit. Any participant on long-term injured reserve should carry that designation for 10 video games and 24 days on the NHL calendar.

In addition to the 9 video games he has been sidelined for, Letang has missed 23 days. He carries a wage cap hit of $6.1 million.

Designating Letang to long-term injured reserve doesn’t essentially mirror the severity of an harm and is probably going procedural with a purpose to activate fellow right-handed defenseman Jeff Petry from long-term injured reserve.

Sidelined since struggling a suspected left arm harm on Dec. 10, Petry has missed the previous 16 video games and 41 days.

Petry carries the second-highest wage cap hit on the roster at $6.25 million. In 28 video games this season, Petry has 12 factors (three targets, 9 assists) whereas averaging 22:20 of ice time per contest.


• Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry was activated from common injured reserve on Friday afternoon. Sidelined for the previous seven video games as a result of a suspected proper leg harm, Jarry has appeared in 25 video games this season, incomes a 15-5-4 report, a 2.75 goals-against common, a .918 save proportion and one shutout.

• Also on Friday afternoon, the Penguins assigned defenseman Jan Rutta to common injured reserve. He has missed the previous two video games as a result of an undisclosed harm. In 42 video games this season, Rutta has eight factors (three targets, 5 assists) whereas averaging 17:51 of ice time per contest.

• Reserve defenseman Taylor Fedun and goaltender Dustin Tokarski had been assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Recalled to the NHL roster on Jan. 12, Fedun was a wholesome scratch for all 4 video games he was eligible for following the recall. Serving as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s captain, Fedun has appeared in 30 AHL video games this season and has two assists.

As for Tokarski, after being recalled on Jan. 3, he appeared in two video games and had a 1-1-0 report, a 2.67 targets towards common and a .915 save proportion. With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Tokarski has performed in 18 video games and has an 8-6-4 report, a 2.22 targets towards common, a .926 save proportion and one shutout.

Seth Rorabaugh is a Tribune-Review workers author. You can contact Seth by e mail at or through Twitter .

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