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"I just talked to coach and he's throwing me out there," Letestu said. "It's like Groundhog Day for me. I've been through this once before. Hopefully, I'll have the same kind of game that I had coming back from the other injury tonight."Mark Letestu returned to the ice with his teammates for this morning's skate and reclaimed his position centering the top line which looks like a good sign he'll be back in the lineup soon, if not tonight but nothing has been confirmed
“The suspension is warranted because that’s exactly the kind of hit we’re trying to get out of the game. Head shots have no place in hockey. We’ve told Matt in no uncertain terms that this kind of action on the ice is unacceptable and cannot happen. Head shots must be dealt with severely, and the Pittsburgh Penguins support the NHL in sending this very strong message.”I'm hoping that the league will try to follow through on this with some type of consistency - moreso than they have in the past. If they can manage that, I believe that it will definitely make a difference and bring about more protection and safety for the players. In Matt Cooke's case, it looks like it's already creating a change according to a recent interview between Cooke and the Trib's Rob Rossi and that's a great thing to hear.
"Sid was scheduled to skate this morning," Bylsma said. "The protocol is based on his interaction with the doctor, not with our trainers. So based on what his interaction with the doctor is, he would be on the ice today. And that was the schedule, to do his off-ice stuff as well."DETROIT INJURY / LINE INFO