Penguins D Kris Letang Returns to Practice for First Time Since Stroke

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December 9, 2022

Kris Letang returned to practice Thursday for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

This is incredible when you consider that Letang returns to the ice just ten days after suffering a stroke. Letang has yet to be medically cleared to play in a game and isn’t expected to participate versus the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, but his return is not that far off either. This was the second stroke that Letang has suffered. The first was in 2014, costing him more than two months of action. This one shouldn’t keep him out anywhere near that long.

On the season, Letang only has one goal, 11 assists, and a rating of minus-7 in 21 games. Those numbers are unlike Letang, and the Penguins will need him to get back to his usual stalwart self to get this team back to where it wants to be.

The Penguins are +160 (-1.5) on the puck line and -146 on the moneyline, with an over/under of seven, over (+116), and under (-142) versus the Sabres on Saturday. You can find the lines and props for this game and all others on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

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