Injured Letang skates, but doesn’t practice with teammates


Injured Penguins defenseman Kris Letang skated for three quarters of an hour this morning (47 minutes, to be exact); however, he didn’t practice with teammates and it’s not clear if he’ll be able to play tomorrow against the Islanders.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Letang “focused mostly on testing his injury, including drills that featured lateral movement and backwards turns,” but that the 25-year-old “appeared to be in slight discomfort” occasionally.

Letang left Sunday’s game versus Boston with a lower-body injury, which the paper presumes to be a groin issue.

Here’s video of “Kristopher’s” last shift:

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Letang missed Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Washington — a victory that pushed his club’s winning streak to 10 games.

In other Penguins injury news, Evgeni Malkin (upper-body) practiced with teammates. Like Letang, it’s not known if he’ll be ready to go Friday.