Breaking: Letang To Return To Penguins Lineup Tonight
In a brief and sudden press conference on Wednesday morning, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero announced that defenseman Kris Letang will be returning to the lineup.
Letang, 26, suffered a stroke in January while the Penguins were on a road trip out west. It is important to note that once Letang had successfully underwent treatment, including blood thinners; he would be medically cleared to play.
“He's at no further risk to suffer a stroke playing hockey than going to grocery store.” Said Ray Shero at the press conference
He is correct in saying so. Letang has a heart condition that doesn’t change with elevated heart rates, unlike the heart condition of Dallas Star Rich Peverley. Letang has been at practice for weeks and has eagerly awaited his return to the ice.
With the news the Penguins have reassigned forward Andrew Ebbett back to Wilkes-Barre Scranton.
Penguins line rushes this morning:
Kunitz – Crosby – Bennett
Gibbons – Jokinen – Neal
Glass – Sutter – Stempniak
Pyatt – Adams – Payerl
The defense all rotated. One should expect Scuderi to get a rest day shortly.
Although I am thrilled to hear of Letang's return, my thoughts and prayers go to my neighboring School District of Franklin Regional and the students who were injured in one person's selfish act of violence.