This morning, Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Paul Martin reportedly skated for the first time since breaking his tibia back on Nov. 23 – according to Sam Kasan of the team’s website.
Martin took to the ice after the squad had practice, but of course, still has a ways to go before he can participate in team activities.
Here’s what head coach Dan Bylsma had to say regarding Martin – per Kasan:
“Martin has seen the doctor and passed the necessary bone scan and is now back skating today for his first day on the ice.”
Forward Jayson Megna, whose been out since Dec. 16 with a lower-body injury, skated with Martin as well. Megna has reportedly been skating on his own over recent days, but still remains without a timetable.
Megna has performed well for Pittsburgh when he’s been in the lineup. In 15 contests so far this season, Megna has collected six points (4G, 2A) and skated to a plus-3 rating.
Megna looks like he’s on track to return before Martin, but the fact that they are both skating is a good sign that their return to the team is close.