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‘Except Brandon Tanev’: Letang Quarantine Message Teases Teammates

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Last week, Pittsburgh Penguins captain said he’d like to be quarantined with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang because the defenseman is in the know. Tuesday morning, Letang used his social media accounts to spread well wishes to fans and teammates during the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine.

And take a playful jab at Brandon Tanev.

“I’m missing the game. Missing a bunch of my teammates, especially the guys I hang out with the most, like Sid,” Letang said. “We spend tons of time on the road. We go to restaurants, but we obviously miss the game. We miss what we love to do.”

Then a wry smile formed.

“Can’t wait to get these guys back. I’m not sure about Brandon Tanev,” Letang laughed. “(He) might have too much energy for me. He’s bouncing off the wall everywhere. He’s quite the character but I still love him.”

The ball is in Tanev’s court now. We definitely could use a good teammate social media battle.

Kris Letang said he has been in quarantine since March 12 and has been enjoying family time, which can be difficult to find during most hockey seasons. You may also recall Letang and his son Alex dominated the All-Star game media.


Letang allowed Alex to do most of the speaking for him at the 2020 All-Star Game in St. Louis, and the young man stole the show.

The Letang family has been enjoying playtime in the backyard and boardgames according to Letang’s message. He has remained in Pittsburgh through the quarantine.

“I hope you guys are safe out there. (I hope) you’re healthy. I hope you guys are following the rules and the guidelines of social distancing,” Letang said in closing. “I pray for everybody, and keep it up.”

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