Bylsma: Letang out 7-10 days; Fleury still being evaluated
March 27, 2013 7:45 PM
Peter Diana / Post-Gazette
Penguins' athletic trainer Chris Stewart examines goalie Marc-Andre Fleury after a collision with the Canadiens Tomas Plekanec Tuesday night.
By Shelly Anderson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is expected to miss seven to 10 days with an unspecified injury and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is still being evaluated for an unspecified injury, coach Dan Bylsma said.
Fleury, however, has not been ruled out as a backup for Thursday's home game against Winnipeg.
Letang returned Tuesday in a 1-0 win over Montreal after missing three games with what was believed to be a groin injury. It appeared he was uncomfortable on his first shift, favoring his left let of foot. He finished the game. Bylsma indicated he now has a different injury from before. A report by French-language media in Canada said Letang has a broken toe.
Earlier today, Letang was placed on injured reserve.
Fleury started against Montreal but did not play in the third period. In the final minute of the second period, he got bowled over by teammate Tyler Kennedy, who appeared to get pushed by Montreal's Brian Gionta. Kennedy hit Fleury in the head as he fell.
Bylsma said the plan all along was to start Tomas Vokoun in net Thursday, so the only question for that game is whether Fleury will be cleared to dress as the backup goalie.