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Three Penguins Players Recovering from Significant Surgeries

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Kris Letang

Kris Letang headlines a group of Pittsburgh Penguins players who have undergone significant surgeries in recent days.

Letang had an operation in New York May 10 to repair a fractured finger on his left hand. His projected recovery time is eight weeks, which means he should be ready well before the start of training camp.

The prognosis isn’t as promising for defenseman John Ludvig, who is expected to be sidelined for four to six months after having surgery April 24 because of a damaged extensor tendon in his left wrist.

The anticipated recovery time is even longer for winger Matt Nieto.

He had an operation in Minnesota to reconstruct the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on May 2, and is expected to need six or seven months to recover.

The procedures for all three players were conducted in collaboration for Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the Penguins’ head team physicians.

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King Penguin
King Penguin
4 days ago

Ohhh, so this explains why Letang put the puck in his own unguarded net in Vegas . . .

wesman33
wesman33
4 days ago
Reply to  King Penguin

Glad im not the only one to see that play for what is was. Most blamed 71 the easy scapegoat, that incudes you Dave

Knobman
Knobman
4 days ago

Why did Nieto just have surgery? He’s been out for months.

Dan Kingerski
4 days ago
Reply to  Knobman

From Kyle Dubas’s final presser, he said Nieto had two surgeries, and suffered a setback.

Steven Kalabokes
Steven Kalabokes
4 days ago

Time to get rid of Nieto. He didn’t show much when he was healthy. And I think it was Malkin who put it into his own net. A miscommunication between him and Letang.

Eric
Eric
4 days ago

Malkin just avoided the middleman. He typically turns the puck over at the blue line and initiates the opposing teams 2 on 1 break…… shoot and score.

wesman33
wesman33
4 days ago
Reply to  Eric

Malkin was one of the league leaders in take aways. Wait that doesnt fit your Narrative. And Idn what team you were watching but EK was the turnover king.