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PITTSBURGH -- Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 06:22
by jokergreen0220
PITTSBURGH -- Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang said his doctors have reassured him that hell be play hockey again. Custom Detroit Tigers Jersey . When that could happen is unclear. The 26-year-old Letang spoke to the media before the Penguins faced Montreal on Thursday night, the first time he has spoken to reporters since having the stroke on a West Coast trip before the Olympic break. "Im targeting it day-by-day," Letang said. "Im trying to improve every day I come here. I try to exercise the best I can. I see doctors pretty much every week, twice a week to get better. So well go from there." Doctors are treating Letang with blood thinners and he has been doing light exercises without weights. "(Doctors) said being 26 and having a stroke, its actually a small percentage, but the chance that I get back to normal is really high," Letang said. "Well take the decision from there, but for now, were keeping like this. ... Im going day-by-day to get to 100 per cent," Letang said. "I feel like Im trying to make steps and getting closer to coming back at one point." The last month has been particularly difficult for his family. "When you see your mom crying or your wife, any of my family members, its always a tough thing to handle," Letang said. "Everbody is really careful, like I cant even lift the luggage without them trying to help me out. Otherwise its just been mentally tough a little bit." Letang said his wife found him on the ground the morning before the team flew to Los Angeles and his mother-in-law, who is a nurse and was also on the trip, took care of him. "I was not able to function," Letang said. "The day before I was totally fine, I was practicing. I woke up and didnt expect that would happen. I went in the car and went to Los Angeles and thought it would clear up but it never did." Letang, from Montreal, has 54 goals and 173 assists in 419 games in eight seasons with the Penguins. He signed a $58 million, eight-year contract extension last summer, but has been plagued by injuries this season, missing 19 games with an elbow infection and a lower-body injury before the stroke. Letangs most recent game was Jan. 27 against Buffalo. After being a Norris Trophy finalist last season, he has 10 goals -- matching a career high -- and 18 assists in 34 games for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins. "Im not going to say its not a really good season for me," Letang said. "Two of (my injuries) were kind of bad luck, but honestly, if I have the chance to come back this year and play, its going to be great. I want to make sure I forget all about the three-quarters of the season I missed." J. D. Martinez Jersey . For the first time all night, as the Raptors were on the clock to make the 20th overall selection, no one had the slightest idea what was about to happen. No leaks, no whispers, nothing. Jordan Zimmermann Jersey .J. -- All those records, all for naught. . - The width of Alec Martinezs shin guard was the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series opener.SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has welcomed the return of Rangers to the Scottish Premiership. The Ibrox side ended their four-year absence from the top-flight by beating Dumbarton 1-0 on Tuesday night to secure the Championship title.They will be locking horns with Glasgow rivals Celtic in the league once again next year and Doncaster is delighted by the prospect of having the big derby games back on the calendar. Its great news for Rangers fans all over the world and, I think, good news for Scottish football as well, Doncaster told Sky Sports News HQ.Weve got an appetiser in 10 days time with the Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers, but weve got four pretty big main courses to look forward to next year. Four years after Rangers demotion to Scotlands lowest league, heres a brief look at the Glasgow giants return to the top tier of Scottish football. Doncaster added: There are also games against Hearts and Aberdeen, which are big games in their own right, and clearly thats going to drive eyeballs, thats going to drive interest, and that should translate into more commercial revenues for the benefit of all 42 clubs.When you travel overseas and talk to leagues across the world, the games between Rangers and Celtic are global events and they are games other leagues will talk about all over the world.So to have those games back, to have the increased level of interest, that can only help in marketing the whole game worldwide. SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster is looking forward to having Rangers back in the Premiership Doncaster does, however, believe that the game has thrived in Scotland in recent years despite the absence of Rangers from the Premiership. Daniel Norris Tigers Jersey. He said: Rangers over the past few years that they have been in the lower divisions, they have brought thousands of fans all over the country and thats had a huge benefit to clubs all around the country in the lower leagues. Neil Lennon believes that having Rangers back in the top flight will help bring more money back into Scottish football. Its been a tumultuous time for Rangers and also Scottish football over that period, but over that period the game has thrived nonetheless and weve ended up with our biggest ever title sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes and also our biggest ever overseas television deal.So the game remains in good health despite the absence of Rangers from the top-flight. But, of course, we shouldnt be any doubt at all Rangers coming back into the top flight next year will help the whole game. 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Re: PITTSBURGH -- Recovering from a stroke, Pittsburgh Penguins

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2019, 07:24
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