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The Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome back several players to their lineup when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.
In addition to the noted return of defenseman Kris Letang, forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz returned to their normal positions on Pittsburgh's top line during the morning skate Wednesday, while Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirmed defenseman Olli Maatta will be paired with defenseman Matt Niskanen against Detroit.
Crosby and Maatta missed the Penguins' game against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday with upper-body injuries, while Kunitz was sidelined with a lower-body injury.
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock complimented Kunitz, who has scored a career-high 35 goals and 67 points this season, after Detroit's optional morning skate.
"I was in Anaheim when he came out of college and I thought, 'Oh my God' when I saw him. I thought, 'I don't know how he's going to play,'" Babcock said. "He's smart and ve...
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The Penguins announce that Kris Letang will be returning to the lineup tonight when they faceoff against the Detroit Red Wings. Letang has been out of the lineup for 10 weeks after he suffered a stroke on January 29. He was put on blood thinners for 6 weeks following the stroke. On March 17th he was taken off the blood thinners and returned to full contact practice. Penguins GM Ray...
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Early this morning it was announced that defenseman Kris Letang will be returning to the line-up on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.Letang suffered a stroke on January 29th...only ten weeks ago. It was mentioned during Letang's press conference a few weeks ago that his wife found him on the floor unable to move. He went to see doctors and after a week of tests...
It was announced earlier today that Kris Letang would be returning to game action tonight for the first time since going on the DL after suffering a stroke earlier in the year. Many were happy about this. A few were worried.Go ahead, read the rest »
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Via Bob McKenzie: “Expected he will announce Kris Letang will return to lineup tonight.”
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(H/T Reddit Hockey)
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During last night’s possible first-round preview between the Red Wings and Penguins, Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made this absurd save in the shootout...
from the CP at TSN,
If the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the first round of the NHL playoffs, things will be different than they were Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.
The Red Wings will likely have Jimmy Howard in goal and are hopeful captain Henrik Zetterberg will return from an extended injury absence. The Penguins should get Evgeni Malkin back...
Kris Letang will return to the ice tonight 10 weeks after suffering a stroke #TheFlowIsBack pic.twitter.com/I7KjsWLWpk
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen was given a gift when Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson tries to stick check him and knocks the puck in his own net in the shootout.
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