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Penguins' Letang out approximately two weeks: report @NHLdotcom

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss about two weeks because of an upper-body injury, general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed Saturday.

"Maybe a little longer or shorter," Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rutherford wouldn't reveal any details on the injury but confirmed it wasn't a concussion. Letang missed the final seven games of last season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a concussion sustained March 28.

Letang, who has one goal and 13 assists in 25 games this season, sustained an upper-body injury in a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 9. He missed a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

Earlier Saturday, the Penguins announced coach Mike Johnston was fired and Mike Sullivan was hired as his replacement.

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