Monday, November 28, 2011

Kris and his broken nose

= D Kris Letang joined practice late and acknowledged his broken nose is sore and that breathing remains difficult, but there was no indication that he would not play Tuesday night at New York. Letang said he has yet to take the ImPACT baseline concussion test, but that he will need to pass it before gaining clearance from team physician Dr. Charles Burke to play against the Rangers.

Letang said he had no idea what to expect from the NHL, whose discipline czar Brendan Shanahan was scheduled to hold a phone hearing with Canadiens LW Max Pacioretty this morning. Pacioretty caught Letang with a blindside shoulder to the face late in the third period on Saturday at Montreal.

“Knowing the style he plays I don’t think he’s a guy looking to injury guys on the ice,” Letang said. “If (Pacioretty’s apology) was sincere I don’t know, but I think it was a great gesture by him to come over. Is it enough? I don’t know.”

Letang described his nose as “all messed up.” He said he met with a nose specialist and a concussion expert before practice today.


Source:
http://blog.triblive.com/chipped-ice/2011/11/28/pens-push-bylsma-on-boudreau-crosby-on-murray-and-letangs-messed-up-nose/

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