Oct 25, 2013, 6:24 PM EST
After sitting out the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first nine games with a lower-body injury, it appears that Kris Letang will make his 2013-14 season debut against the New York Islanders Friday. NHL.com reports that he won’t just ease into the lineup, as he’s expected to be on Pittsburgh’s top even-strength and power-play pairings.
Letang notes that Rob Scuderi‘s stay-at-home style should balance out his more aggressive, attacking offensive instincts.
The Penguins haven’t exactly fallen apart without their 26-year-old star blueliner, as they easily lead the woeful Metropolitan Division with a 7-2-0 (14 points) mark. That doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy having his dangerous offensive skill set back, though.
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