Mar 2, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) during the warm-up session before the first period against Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Letang Activated For Thursday's Game; Martin Skates

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly getting their top defenseman Kris Letang back for tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, after he missed the last five contests with a lower-body injury – according to Michelle Crechiolo of the Pens’ website.

Letang should provide an immediate impact for the team, as he is both extremely valuable offensively and defensively.

Letang has 28 points (3G, 25A) and a plus-11 rating through 28 games so far this season.

Head coach Dan Bylsma said that defenseman Paul Martin will join them on their road trip.

Martin is still on the same 4-6 week timeframe, recovering from a upper-body injury.

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