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Penguins get Letang, Niskanen back vs. Senators

Feb 13, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

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After two straight losses to the New Jersey Devils during the weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins could probably use a pick-me-up. They’ll get that against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, as the team announced that defensemen Kris Letang and Matt Niskanen are back from injuries.

The two blueliners have developed nice chemistry together, when healthy.

Letang, 25, is recovering from a lower-body injury that sidelined him for three games. The scoring defenseman has managed nine points in 10 games so far this season.

Niskanen, 26, was on the shelf since late January with an ankle injury. The young defenseman seemed like a mere throw-in as a part of the James Neal trade, but he’s logged more than 18 minutes per game in the five contests he played in 2013.

The duo look like they’ll be reunited in tonight’s game against the Senators in a game that will start at 7 p.m. ET.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    He is a punk but his puck handling abilities are needed on the pp and especially against a team like the Devils getting back and breaking the forecheck ! If I were coaching against him every chance I got I would make him a bug on the windshield in the attack zone ! He does not like to be hit and becomes frustrated real fast creating bad outlet passes and turnover ! He was a non factor in last years playoffs and the more he gets frustrated the more he has the chance of losing it and getting smoked in a fight !

  2. seawurd - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    The above comment was left by a turd munching retard who thinks Mikey Vick is going to save the Eagles. Please excuse this reject’s thoughts. His momma did not breast feed him, or have the proper immunizations done.

  3. seawurd - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls…shut your mouth unless someone is putting a dick in there.

  4. seawurd - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls…keep your mouth shut unless someone is putting a dong in there.

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