Letang suffers stroke, will miss at least six weeks (Originally for The Pink Puck)



Today the Penguins put an end to speculation of what had been plaguing star defenseman Kris Letang byannouncing that he had suffered a stroke.

Letang had missed several games with an unspecified illness, and testing found that Letang has a small hole in the wall of his heart – a birth defect that is believed may have been the cause of the stroke. Letang will be on a regimen of blood thinners for six weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. His condition is not believed to be life or career-threatening. Letang has been cleared to vacation with his family during the Olympic break.

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