Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero told sportsnet.ca the team will ask the NHL to review the game misconduct Penguins defenceman Kris Letang was assessed for a head shot in Friday night’s win over the New York Islanders, in hopes of having it rescinded.
During the second period, Letang took out Blake Comeau with a blindside hit. Comeau’s helmet went flying after the collision and he remained down on the ice for a time, but he stayed in the game.
On the replay it appeared Letang’s hit was shoulder-to-shoulder and not directly to the head. Comeau’s head was down as he attempted to handle the puck.
Letang was assessed a five-minute major for an “illegal check to the head” and given a game misconduct.