Letang (illness) missed the morning skate but is expected to play tonight.
Since returning from his knee injury on October 25, Letang has scored three goals and added one assist in nine games. If he can't go tonight, the returning Paul Martin would take his spot on the Penguins top power-play unit.
Letang will skate with Rob Scuderi in 5-on-5 situations, he will also be featured on their top power-play unit, as well as 5-on-3 unit. Letang should be safe to play even though it is his first game back. He is too talented to bench.
Letang, as expected, is on the ice for the Penguins' game-day skate. Expected to play tonight for the first time this season.
Letang has been sidelined for the Penguins first nine games because of a knee injury. The Penguins went 7-2-0 without their star defenseman, so his presence on the back-end and on the power-play will only bolster and already elite lineup. There were reports that he was 'flying' in practice this week, making him safe to deploy tonight - if he plays of course.
Kris Letang skating on extra pairing with Deryk Engelland at Penguins skate.
This is not a good sign that Letang will return to the lineup tonight. It appears he will miss his ninth straight game, but should be ready for the Pens next game on Friday. This isn't for sure, we will update as it becomes available.
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is participating in his first full team practice since suffering a knee injury in late September.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma said that Letang wouldn't be able to return until he participated in a full team practice, so he is nearing a return. Monitor his status during tomorrow's morning skate prior to their game with the Flyers.
Letang (knee) is doubtful for tonight's contest with the Panthers.
Penguins defenseman Letang skated hard Thursday at Southpointe. He made cuts. Stopped hard and started quickly. Did drills with lateral movement. Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has said Letang needed to work his way back to practice before he would return to the lineup.