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Seriously? Yes, seriously: the injury bug chomped on the Penguins once again, as it was announced that Chris Kunitz will miss about two weeks with the contagious "lower body" injury. With Kunitz's injury, the defending champs are now missing over one-third of its roster.

For those scoring at home, that's four players injured in the last four games for the Pens, starting Nov. 5 at Los Angeles with Tyler Kennedy, then Nov. 7 at San Jose (Kris Letang) and Tuesday at Boston (Brooks Orpik). Forward Mark Letestu was recalled from Wilkes-Barre and will make his NHL debut tonight against Boston in Kunitz' stead.

As per the Penguins' website, here is the the latest update on those wounded:

Maxime Talbot, torn labrum (July 7), 4 to 6 months, practicing (cleared for contact)
Sergei Gonchar, broken left wrist (Oct. 20), 4 to 6 weeks, practicing (no contact)
Evgeni Malkin, shoulder strain (Oct. 29), 2 weeks, expected to return Saturday
Tyler Kennedy, undisclosed (Nov. 5), day-to-day, no ice participation
Kris Letang, shoulder contusion (Nov. 7), 2 weeks, no ice participation
Brooks Orpik, lower-body (Nov. 10), 2 weeks, no ice participation
Chris Kunitz, lower-body (Nov. 13), 2-3 weeks, no ice participation

As you can see, the good news is that Evgeni Malkin is returning tonight, and is expected to play on a line with Sidney Crosby and Ruslan Fedotenko, at least early in the game.

Kunitz Out 2 Weeks with Lower-Body Injury []

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