Letang’s return has been a welcome one for streaking Penguins
ST. LOUIS — Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had planned to restrict defenseman Kris Letang’s ice time when the All-Star returned after a seven-week absence with a concussion.
Then, Bylsma and center Sidney Crosby watched Letang skate under the supervision of strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar.
“We both were shaking our heads about how easy it looks for (Letang) and how well he can skate,” Bylsma said.
Letang doesn’t necessarily make the game look easy, but he has made his return look routine. And Bylsma hasn’t hesitated to use him.
“I knew he was in good condition and skating really well, so it’s not real surprising,” Bylsma said. “But it is surprising that he maybe hasn’t missed too much of a beat with the significant number of games he did miss.”