The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins could be getting healthier at just the right time.
Veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice on Tuesday. Sidelined with a concussion since Dec. 14, Fleury was able to face shots and admitted that he was trending in the right direction.
While Mike Sullivan admitted he saw progress with the 31-year-old Fleury (13-10-2, 2.29 goals-against average), the coach also noted that Letang looked good in practice after participating in just three games this month due to an upper-body injury.
The 28-year-old Letang has collected just one goal and 15 assists in 26 games this season for the Penguins, who are 2-5-1 in their last eight heading into Wednesday's tilt against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.