Letang will play tonight, but not happy with hit by Stoll


Kris Letang thought it was another concussion.

“I got dinged pretty hard there,” the Penguins defenseman told NHL.com, referring to the hit he took Saturday in Minnesota from Wild forward Jarret Stoll.

“It took me a little bit of a moment to get back to my senses and I was fine after that … I just had hard headaches as soon as I got hit and then it went away.”

Letang sat out Sunday’s 1-0 loss in Winnipeg. And though he’s healthy enough to play tonight versus Toronto, he wasn’t impressed with the hit.

“I think it was pretty clear on the replay that the only thing he touched was my chin,” he said, per the Post-Gazette.

Stoll received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head; however, he was not disciplined further by the NHL.