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Insider Only Penguins’ odd handling of players with concussion issues continues

The Penguins are being cautious with goaltender Marc Andre Fleury who suffered his first concussion almost two weeks ago. When it comes to their top defenseman who has had multiple concussions and is owed over $43 million the next six seasons, being cautious with Kris Letang for one game was enough to satisfy everyone.

Letang admitted today he had “hard headaches” following the hit he took from Jarret Stoll Saturday night. Yet Letang is a go tonight vs the Maple Leafs after passing the concussion protocol and Letang telling doctors he feels healthy enough to play.

It never hurts to be safe and the Penguins should be sitting Letang the next two nights just to make sure everything is okay. It hasn’t even been five days since the hit.

Here’s what Letang had to say about the symptoms he suffered. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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