Kris skates for the first time since late November!

This is great news that all of us were waiting to hear! It’s a good sign that Kris is starting to skate and feeling better on his way to recovering from his concussion.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang skated Friday for the first time since sustaining a concussion and breaking his nose Nov. 26 in Montreal.

Coach Dan Bylsma called it a sign of progress for Letang, but it is uncertain when Letang will return to practice — the next step he must take before he can return to game action.

Letang was injured while absorbing a hard hit from the Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, who subsequently drew a three-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head. Letang was checked over by a doctor and was allowed to return to play, and he scored the game-winning goal in overtime.

After initially passing a concussion test, Letang was diagnosed with a concussion and he has not played since. Like teammate Sidney Crosby, who last played on Dec. 5, Letang has been limited to light conditioning work off the ice. Continue Reading

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