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Letang, Bennett To Return To Practice Monday

By: Casey Shea
Left: Kris Letang (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Right: Beau Bennett (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Left: Kris Letang (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Right: Beau Bennett (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins were swept by the Flyers in a home-and-home series this weekend, but help could be on the way.

Following the game, head coach Dan Bylsma announced that both Kris Letang (stroke) and Beau Bennett (wrist) would return to practice on Monday.

According to the Penguins’ website, both players have been cleared to fully participate in practice.

While the news about Bennett may come as no surprise, the same cannot be said about Letang.

Letang suffered a stroke on Jan. 29 and was placed on a six-week treatment of blood thinners. That treatment ended Sunday.

While there is no timetable for his possible return, he can now take the next step in the road to recovery.

As for Bennett, he suffered a wrist injury on Nov. 22 and has been out of the lineup since.

Including today’s game against the Flyers, the Penguins have lost 413 man games due to injury this season, which is the highest in the NHL.

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