Kris Letang Officially Returning vs. Rangers

Updated: March 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm by Alexander Monaghan

Letang will play tonight according to Sam Kasan of PittsburghPenguins.com, via Twitter. Look for him to play with Paul Martin at even strength and to play on the top power play unit tonight.

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All news out of the Penguins’ camp sounds positive. This morning, Sam Kasan of PittsburghPenguins.com met up with head coach Dan Bylsma and reported his findings via Twitter. Bylsma noted that Letang will prepare to play tomorrow, and do so, provided he has a good practice and continues to feel symptom-free. At this point consider the blue liner very likely to play against the rival Rangers.

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We already know Sidney Crosby will return Thursday night against the Rangers. However, Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star defender Kris Letang is also trying to get back into the lineup according to Josh Yohe of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, via Twitter. Not only has Letang’s ‘symptoms’ subsided but he now claims he was never diagnosed with his second concussion of the season.

Whether he had a concussion or not it appears Letang gets back into the lineup this week. He practiced with the full team this morning, including taking reps with Crosby on the top power play unit. His fantasy hockey owners should rejoice at this news.

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