Injured Pittsburgh Penguins’ defensemen Kris Letang and Paul Martin reportedly continue to practice, and so does forward Joe Vitale – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.
Good morning from #Pens morning skate. All anticipated players present and skating.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 1, 2014
Paul Martin said while he’s hopeful to play Thurs, it may be a long shot. “Definitely would love to play back home (in Minnesota) Saturday”
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 31, 2014
There’s still no word on Letang’s end as far as his return status, but it’s nice to see he has yet to have a setback. However, he doesn’t have much time to return, and I’m weary of him returning in the postseason.
Vitale looks as though he’ll probably return the same day as Martin does. While he still remains week-to-week due to a mid-body injury, because he’s practicing at a regular rate, an appearance in Saturday’s contest seems very possible.
The game tonight can be seen on the ROOT Network, and is set to start at 7 p.m.