Penguins put Letang on IR, call up 2011 first-rounder Morrow

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Kris Letang has missed Pittsburgh’s last two games and he’s going to miss at least one more tonight.

The Penguins placed Letang on injured reserve retroactively to last Tuesday with a lower body injury. In his place, they’ve called up 2011 first-round pick and Pittsburgh native Joe Morrow.

Letang will miss tonight’s game against New Jersey but is eligible to be back for Wednesday’s game against Ottawa. So far this season, Letang has been lighting it up with three goals and six assists in 10 games played.