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Letang sits out practice

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was one of several players who did not participate in an optional practice Tuesday. Bylsma said Letang was evaluated by a team physician for an undisclosed injury.

Letang was hurt in the third period of Monday’s Game 2. Bylsma described Letang’s availability for Game 3 as “a strength issue,” adding that Letang is “much better than we originally thought.”

Philippe Boucher likely would replace him the lineup.

No suspension for Kunitz

The NHL reviewed video footage of a closing-seconds incident in which the Penguins’ Chris Kunitz appeared to cross-check Caps goalie Simeon Varlamov in the head and decided not to issue a suspension.

“He was going to the net, trying to create a loose puck and trying to jam home a rebound,” Bylsma said. “He had no intention of doing anything but that and trying to get us back in the game.”