Jan 9, 2012, 11:10 AM EST
We know you’re down in the dumps, Pittsburgh. Two of your top players are out of action for a while and the Steelers got rolled by Tim Tebow.
On the upside, according to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kris Letang was back on the ice this morning working with conditioning coach Mike Kadar. Molinari reports that Letang went through puck handling drills and skated hard. Letang has been out of action with a concussion so seeing him on the ice at all is a positive step in his recovery.
Since Sidney Crosby is still a man missing in action with his own concussion, Letang’s progress is some good news after yesterday’s devastating news that both Jordan Staal and James Neal would miss substantial time with separate injuries.
The Penguins are reeling right now and sit eighth in the Eastern Conference after losing four in a row. Getting Letang back eventually will help spark their offense that could use the boost with having four starting forwards out of action.
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- Report: Isles coach Capuano not seen as problem 11
- Rivalry Night on NBCSN: Flyers challenge top-ranked Blackhawks 17
- Update: Ryan Callahan out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain 15
- Four goals: Ovechkin wills Caps to stunning shootout win vs. Bolts 62
- Bettman: No decision on expansion, but they’re listening 13
- Neal admits kneeing Marchand was ‘not the smartest decision’ 78
- Leafs captain Phaneuf suspended two games for boarding 37
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (138)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)