Letang experiencing “some symptoms,” No hearing for Nystrom

Published on March 1st, 2012

Following today’s practice at Magnuss Arena in Denver, CO, coach Dan Bylsma announced that defenseman Kris Letang is experiencing “some symptoms” following last night’s hit from Dallas’ Eric Nystrom.

“Kris Letang did have some symptoms today and is going to get reevaluated back in Pittsburgh when we get back after this road trip” – Dan Bylsma

The Dallas Morning News is also reporting that Nystrom will not receive further discipline from the league. According to Stars’ general manager Joe Nieuwendyk, “(the league) just said they had looked at it and there were no grounds for a suspension.”

Brendan Shanahan made this statement regarding the play via Twitter:

Our view is that Letang lunges forward just prior to contact and although it appears that the chin is grazed by the side of Nystrom’s arm, the right chest and shoulder of Letang remain the [principal point of contact]. No [supplemental discipline]. – Brendan Shanahan

Letang was concussed on a hit earlier this season by Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens on November 26th, missing 21 games. With Kris Letang in the lineup, the Penguins record is 27-10-5 (including last night’s game).  Without him, they are 10-11.

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