Letang is out, but Maatta’s in for Penguins


It’s a good news/bad news situation for two key Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen who struggle to stay healthy.

The bad: Kris Letang cannot play against the Los Angeles Kings this late afternoon.

The good: Olli Maatta is back in the lineup, however.

This situation may require some tinkering.

The Penguins didn’t reveal what, exactly, is ailing Letang. It sounds like it’s a little touch-and-go at the moment.