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Penguins Defenseman Letang Suspended 1 Game for Interference

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    The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson.

    Letang will miss Wednesday night's Game 4 after the NHL Department of Player Safety ruled Tuesday that Letang made "significant head contact" on Johansson well after the Capitals forward had released the puck during a sequence in the first period during Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.

    Johansson was carrying the puck into the Pittsburgh zone when he made a pass to the boards as four Penguins converged on him. Letang drilled Johansson in the upper body. The forward briefly left the game before returning.