Jan 20, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates with the puck against the Florida Panthers during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Panthers won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Kris Letang is Skating, Regaining Strength


Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Kris Letang, who suffered a frightening stroke somewhere between the end of January to the early days of February, has reportedly been skating and regaining weight he lost – according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The updates on Letang have been stagnant, considering the severity of his condition. Last we heard anything was back on Feb. 7, when the Pens’ relayed his situation, stating he would be out for at least the next six weeks and be re-evaluated around that time.

Pittsburgh is preparing as if Letang won’t return, and although there’s a possibility, the Pens’ feel his season may be over – per Rossi.

Nonetheless, it’s alleviating to see that Letang is progressing through a scary ailment. I personally am holding out hope he’ll be able to play again this season, however, I’m aware that it’s a long-shot.

In 34 games this season, Letang’s compiled 18 points (10G, 8A) and skated to a minus-6 rating.

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