Kris Letang placed in COVID protocol

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) First Jeff Carter, then a false positive for Tristan Jarry, now there’s a new Penguins player in COVID protocol.

That is defenseman Kris Letang.

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Letang received an initial positive test, but as part of protocol the team is working to completely verify the status.

According to head coach Mike Sullivan, Letang received an initial positive test and will be forced to miss Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

To fill in the open space on the NHL roster, Sullivan believes there will be a call up from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Right handed defender Mark Friedman is also available for the game.