COLUMBUS - Standing comfortably in a light colored t-shirt and jeans today, Mark Letestu appeared relaxed and relieved.
Things have been going in the right direction, he quipped to the media scrum at Nationwide Arena Tuesday, where the Columbus Blue Jackets held an optional skate in the Ice Haus.
As the trade deadline hangs uncomfortably over the heads of players in every club, Letestu was happy to take a moment and celebrate a 2-year, 2.5 million contract extension with Columbus just two days after scoring the game winning overtime goal against the Anaheim Ducks. And now, the 28-year-old is poised to help this underdog club push for the playoffs over their final 12 games, 8 of which are on the road.
Its been quite a week for the versatile forward, to say the least.
Theres always going to be ups and downs. Right now Im on an up, said Letestu, who has tallied 9 goals and 11 assists in this abbreviated NHL season. For them to come to me and work something outit speaks a lot to their c...