The father of Pittsburgh Penguins Quebec defender Kristopher Letang died on Sunday.
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At least that's what TVA Sports hockey expert Renaud Lavoie reported on Monday. Letang is with his family in the Montreal area, and will therefore miss the Winter Classic between his team and the Boston Bruins, at Fenway Park.
Bad luck seems to hang on the Quebecer who, last November, suffered a second stroke. However, he had avoided the worst by quickly going to consult the doctors when the first symptoms appeared.
Letang has 146 goals and 666 points in 970 career National Hockey League (NHL) games, all with the Penguins.