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Kris Letang (neck) set for surgery, will miss Penguins' playoff run

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck, a procedure that is expected to require four-to-six months of recovery.

What It Means:

"Kris had been making progress and was hopeful of returning for the playoffs until about a week ago, when the progress plateaued. He underwent another MRI, and, at that point it was determined that surgery was needed." Letang has been out since February 21.

In only 41 games played this season, Letang has scored 34 points (5 goals, 29 assists) while recording a 52.9 Corsi For Percentage and 3.0 Relative Corsi For Percentage at Even Strength.