After five-game absence, Letang back for Pittsburgh

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Matt Murray isn’t the only key player the Pens will welcome back tonight.

Kris Letang, out since Oct. 18 with an upper-body injury, will return to the lineup this evening when the Pens take on the Ducks in Anaheim.

It’s a huge get for Pittsburgh, to say the least.

Prior to getting hurt, Letang averaged over 26 minutes per game, on par with the heavy workloads he’s shouldered over the last few seasons. His return also rounds out Pittsburgh’s d-man corps, as he’ll skate alongside Brian Dumoulin on the top pairing.

Olli Maatta will team up with Trevor Daley, while Ian Cole will skate alongisde Justin Schultz.

 

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