TribLIVE

| Sports


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

Penguins optimistic that defenseman Letang will return to the ice again

About Josh Yohe
Picture Josh Yohe 412-664-9161 x1975
Penguins Reporter
Daily News

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Kris Letang plays againt the Devils Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Consol Energy Center.

By Josh Yohe

Published: 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 notebook: Stars taking their turns with No. 1 power play
  2. Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
  3. Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
  4. Blue Jackets goalie Bobrovsky turns page, focuses on Game 2
  5. Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan
  6. Penguins notebook: Third line has right mix
  7. Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win
  8. Pens insider: Penalty killing a concern in Stanley Cup playoffs
  9. Penguins’ Bylsma and Blue Jackets’ Richards know each other well
  10. Plum native Umberger inching closer to making return for Blue Jackets
  11. Undersized rookie Gibbons is blur on ice for Penguins
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.