February 28, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Kris Letang (58) skates during the 2nd period against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Penguins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins: Kris Letang, Marc Andre-Fleury injured in win vs. Habs


The good news is that the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their win streak to 13 games Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The bad news is that the injuries have started to pile up.

Defenseman Kris Letang returned to the lineup and got 24:20 of ice time Tuesday night after missing the prior three games with what was described as a lower body injury.

Letang’s injury problems continued though when according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie, Letang broke his toe. It also appears as if he isn’t completely over his lower body injury either, which could send Letang to the sidelines once again.

Mar 9, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) guards the net against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. The Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The good news is that newly acquired Douglas Murray should make his Penguins’ debut soon.

Murray obviously can’t replace Letang’s offensive ability, but should bolster the Pens’ defensive effort quite a bit.

Before the injuries popped up, Letang was having another big season, with 28 points in as many games.

Letang wasn’t the only one banged up though as goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury had to leave after the second period Tuesday night after being run over by teammate Tyler Kennedy.

Fleury’s immediate status is in doubt as Lavoie reports that Fleury had a sore neck, but it will take some time before we know if his injury is serious.

This is the most concerning of the two as Flower has been on quite the roll as of late and you don’t want to see him out of the lineup for any period of time.

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