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Penguins' Letang suspended for two games

Tuesday, 10.18.2011 / 4:20 PM / News

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Penguins' Letang suspended for two games
NEW YORKPittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been suspended, without pay, for two games for boarding Winnipeg forward Alex Burmistrov during NHL Game No. 66 Monday night in Winnipeg, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Letang will forfeit $37,837.84. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
 
At 13:08 of the third period, Letang hit Burmistrov from behind, driving him into the boards. Letang was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

Letang will miss games tonight at Minnesota and Thursday, Oct. 20, vs. Montreal. He will be eligible to return Saturday, Oct. 22, vs. New Jersey.

For a full explanation of the decision, see below video or click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=128880.



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