By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Defenseman Paul Martin and forward Richard Park were both back at practice for the Penguins Thursday morning, and both are looking like they could be in the starting lineup tonight against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center.

Martin and Park are recovering from injuries and have participated in all three practices this week. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said both look good heading into the weekend.

Bylsma also had positive words regarding defenseman Kris Letang, who is recovering from a concussion he suffered Nov. 26 at Montreal.

“Kris Letang is doing pretty well right now,” Bylsma said. “He’s had light exercises and is on the road to rehab and recovery. In terms of concussions and treating them, everyone is different. Players’ symptoms are different. We’ve treated each player with uniqueness. Kris has had some good days and light exercise. That’s where Kris is at.”

There is no time table for Letang’s return.

Other injury news:

  • Forward Pascal Dupuis skated Thursday at practice. He’s listed as day-to-day and his performance in today’s morning skate will likely determine his ability to play tonight.
  • Forward Arron Asham did not skate Thursday. He is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury.
  • Forward Steve Sullivan missed Thursday’s practice because he was sick. He is expected to play tonight.
  • Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo returned to full-team practice Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion.

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