Short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins lose defenseman Kris Letang to COVID-19 protocol

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Kris Letang against Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after the defenseman was placed in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Coach Mike Sullivan announced Letang’s status following the morning skate. Letang is the latest Penguins player to be sidelined in the early stages of the season, a group headlined by stars Sidney Crosby (wrist) and Evgeni Malkin (knee), both recovering from offseason surgeries.