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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang suffers stroke

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be out for at least six weeks because of a stroke.

Penguins general manager Ray Shero announced Friday that Letang had a stroke last week.

‘‘Kris had one brief episode of dizziness and nausea last week,’’ Shero said. ‘‘We held him out of the Los Angeles game Thursday night, and when he continued to feel ill, tests conducted in Phoenix on Saturday gave us the first indication of his condition.

‘‘Further testing then was conducted when he returned to Pittsburgh, and he continued to undergo a battery of tests here this week.’’

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