Concussions are once again a concern for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who shared some good news and bad news about such injuries following Wednesday’s physical 7-4 win against the Winnipeg Jets.
The good-ish: Pens Inside Scoop (of the team website) passed along word from Mike Sullivan that Kris Letang isn’t dealing with a concussion or anything related to the stroke he suffered in the past. It’s a “hockey-related injury” that he’s currently rehabbing.
So, that seems fairly positive, but the Penguins didn’t provide a timetable for Letang’s return, so we will see.
The not-so-good: Patric Hornqvist, however, is dealing with a concussion. There is at least one element of mild optimism:
The Penguins’ trip continues from March 10-15, so that implies that there’s a chance Hornqvist will only miss four more games (or maybe fewer).
Naturally, concussions can be difficult to gauge, so his outlook could easily change.