NHL suspends Penguins D Letang for 2 games

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been suspended for two games by the NHL for boarding Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov.

Letang’s ban was handed out Tuesday, just hours before the Penguins visited the Minnesota Wild. The defenseman also will miss Thursday’s home game against Montreal and be eligible to play on Saturday when the Penguins face New Jersey.

Letang hit Burmistrov from behind and drove him into the boards at 13:08 of the third period during Pittsburgh’s 2-1 loss at Winnipeg on Monday night. Letang, who was given a minor penalty for boarding, will lose $37,837.84 in salary for the suspension.