Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang was back in team practice at Southpointe Monday and is in line to return for Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes – according to Sam Kasan of the Pens’ website.
“It’ll be up to the coach. There’s no rush to get back, but at the same time it’s a short season. I want to start playing, being healthy and ready to go for the playoffs.”
Letang has missed the teams last five games with this lower-body injury and eight of his last nine total because of another lower-body injury.
On the season, Letang has registered 28 points (3G, 25A) in 28 games and skated to a plus-11 rating.
Pens play Tuesday in Carolina at 7 p.m.