Letang tests positive for COVID-19

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang tested positive for COVID-19 and remains in protocol, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said Monday, according to team reporter Michelle Crechiolo.

The Penguins placed Letang on the COVID-19 list Saturday after he returned a positive result. That result has since been confirmed and caused him to miss Pittsburgh's 7-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry started Saturday's contest after producing a false positive test last week.

Pittsburgh improved to 3-0-2 with the victory despite missing Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Bryan Rust because of injuries and Letang and Jeff Carter due to COVID-19 protocol.

Letang, 34, recorded four assists while averaging 26:08 of ice time over the Penguins' first four games of the season.

Letang tests positive for COVID-19
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