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Penguins D Kris Letang back on IR

Updated: March 27, 2013, 12:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Kris Letang's comeback didn't last long.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed their star defenseman back on injured reserve with a lower body injury and recalled rookie Simon Despres from the AHL.

Letang returned from the IR on Tuesday night after missing three games due to the injury. He appeared in some discomfort following his first shift but played more than 24 minutes in a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens, which extended the team's winning streak to 13 games.

Despres, ...

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