Injured defenceman Kris Letang skates ahead of Penguins practice

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang talks about his move to the bench and how he is trying to help the team in a coaching capacity while recovering from injury.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang was seen skating at the team’s facility Wednesday morning, a hopeful sign two months after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck.

Letang has missed the entire post-season, instead contributing to the club’s Stanley Cup run through more of a coaching capacity.

The star blue-liner was officially ruled out on April 5—the initial timeline stated he was expected to be out 4-6 months, even putting 2017-18 training camp in doubt—and Pittsburgh head coach Mike Sullivan clearly reiterated on Tuesday that Letang will not be playing any time soon.

Letang hasn’t played since Feb. 21 and hasn’t practised since Feb. 24.

The Penguins are back at home for Game 5 of the Cup Final against the Nashville Predators with the series tied at two apiece after losing back-to-back games in Nashville and squandering a two-game series lead.

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