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

Pens Injury Report 3/24: Letang, Vokoun Practice


Injured Pittsburgh Penguins’ player Kris Letang and Tomas Vokoun both reportedly practiced Monday, while forward Joe Vitale did not – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Letang and Vokoun have both been participating in practice for some time now, however, there’s still no indication that they’re close to being re-inserted.

Pittsburgh’s brass is obviously giving both of them as much time as they need to fully recover, given the severity of their injuries.

Letang suffered a frightening stroke attack on Jan. 29, and Vokoun has been shelved the entire season with a blood clot in his pelvis.

They each remain without a timetable.

Vitale, who missed this past weekend’s back-to-back home games, seems to be still nursing an upper-body ailment he suffered in Thursday’s outing with Detroit. He wasn’t given a specific timetable, but it’s safe to consider him day-to-day.

Other news to pass along, forward Beau Bennett is still down in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Bennett has performed in two games down in the American Hockey League (AHL) so far – dishing out one assist in the process – and I’m speculating he has an outside chance of playing in Pittsburgh’s game against Columbus on Friday.

Depending on how well Bennett feels, the fact he’s gotten in a couple outings while going unscathed suggests that he’s really close to returning.

Stay tuned for more information, because I got a feeling there will be an update on Bennett before the day is over.

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