Letang lands a job

Dave Molinari 5 years ago

The NHL lockout might be over in a matter of days -- the deadline for reaching a new collective bargaining agreement is Jan. 11 -- but Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is ready to take a temporary job in Russia.

Letang is expected to sign with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League, a team whose lineup includes Ilya Kovalchuk, Petr Prucha,  Maxim Afinogenov and Sergei Bobrovsky.

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin plays for his hometown KHL team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk.