Penguins' Kris Letang: Taking baby steps

Letang (upper body) is skating on his own but hasn't practiced with the team, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

There's still no word as to specifically when Letang might return to the lineup. He's almost assuredly out Tuesday in Buffalo and likely Thursday in Ottawa. Historically, he usually only needs one or two practices before coming back. At best, it seems as though Letang might play two games (Friday and Sunday) in the coming week, but even that is by no means a sure thing. Stay tuned.

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