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Letang's mystery illness not life-threatening

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07:37 AM ET 02.07 | Pittsburgh may be without Kris Letang's services for some time. [Letang's] mystery illness is not believed life threatening, but the Penguins are not sure when he will play again this season, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review. The team planned to update Letang's condition Friday. There were concerns last week that Letang's season -- if not his career -- could be in jeopardy because of the illness, the sources said. Letang, a defenseman, has not taken the ice since Jan. 30, when he practiced but did not play at Los Angeles. He will not play against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Friday -- the Penguins' final game before the NHL's Olympic break. "There will be no update on Kris Letang until we have further update on his condition," coach Dan Bylsma said Thursday.

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February 7, 2014  08:26 AM ET

Let the speculation begin.

Not sure why the SN interns would pick a story like this. A health issue, whatever it is, should be kept private.

February 7, 2014  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A health issue, whatever it is, should be kept private.

Are you suggesting that the US-based teams should have to follow Federal HIPPAA laws?

February 7, 2014  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are you suggesting that the US-based teams should have to follow Federal HIPPAA laws?

That and it's no ones business what his health issue is, unless he chooses to disclose it.

February 7, 2014  09:11 AM ET

Yikes. Get well.

February 7, 2014  09:26 AM ET
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That and it's no ones business what his health issue is, unless he chooses to disclose it.

Normally I would agree, but Letang is a professional athlete. Their health is of utmost importance and relevance to the team and their supporters. If he is not playing, and it is health-related, I have no problem with the team doing just what they did, acknowledge there is a health issue and leave it at that.

February 7, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yikes. Get well.

My sediments exactly.

February 7, 2014  09:41 AM ET

Crazy.....

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February 7, 2014  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Let the speculation begin .Not sure why the SN interns would pick a story like this. A health issue, whatever it is, should be kept private.

They don't call this site "Truth & Rumors" for nothing, you know.

February 7, 2014  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They don't call this site "Truth & Rumors" for nothing, you know.

You mean this stuff isn't "journalism"?

February 7, 2014  10:25 AM ET
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That and it's no ones business what his health issue is, unless he chooses to disclose it.

That would mean no more injury reports for any sport. And Vegas would Never, EVER let that happen.

February 7, 2014  10:25 AM ET

Maybe he ate at the wrong 'Y'

February 7, 2014  10:27 AM ET
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Let the speculation begin.Not sure why the SN interns would pick a story like this. A health issue, whatever it is, should be kept private.

It was posted on the Pens homepage first.

I just hope and pray it deosn't involve the 'C' word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 7, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You mean this stuff isn't "journalism"?

HAHAHAHA!!!

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February 7, 2014  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Maybe he ate at the wrong 'Y'

I was thinking the same thing.

February 7, 2014  10:38 AM ET
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It was posted on the Pens homepage first. I just hope and pray it deosn't involve the 'C' word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully its something like Doan had; Rocky Mountain Fever or something strange along those lines.

February 7, 2014  10:47 AM ET
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I was thinking the same thing.

Then it would be Valley Fever?

February 7, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You mean this stuff isn't "journalism"?

No different or less credible than those bastions of objective, insightful, incisive sports reporting like the T*****o Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Post.

 
February 7, 2014  10:51 AM ET
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Crosby?

Huh, No!

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