TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Penguins optimistic that defenseman Letang will return to the ice again

Penguins/NHL Videos

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Kris Letang plays againt the Devils Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Consol Energy Center.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 7:12 p.m.
 

Penguins teammates said they believe defenseman Kris Letang will play again after suffering a stroke in January.

Whether Letang's return comes this season remains unknown.

“It sounds like everything is going to be all right,” defenseman Matt Niskanen said Wednesday. “There is some gray area as far as this season goes.”

Niskanen, like other teammates, emphasized that Letang's health is more important than when he returns to the lineup. Letang will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

“That's the important thing,” Niskanen said. “It's scary. He's the same age (26) as me. We just want him to be OK, and it looks like he will be.”

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins forward Megna’s skill set might be perfect fit
  2. Penguins notebook: Carcillo hopes to give team physical edge
  3. Inside the glass: Penguins’ Martin, Ehrhoff look comfortable together
  4. Penguins’ Rutherford hopes to raise Cup again
  5. Inside the glass: Sutter takes puck to face
  6. Penguins notebook: Crosby sits, could be out ‘couple days’
  7. Finally healthy, Letang looking to make his presence felt as a leader
  8. Rossi: At start, are Pens already finished?
  9. Penguins’ new 3rd jersey similar to early 1990s version
  10. Penguins notebook: Crosby practices, feels better
  11. Inside the glass: Johnston’s opening practice grueling
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.