Kris Letang returns to Penguins lineup, Evgeni Malkin a game-time decision vs. Jets

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Letang missed the previous 10 games with an elbow injury.

Good news for Sidney Crosby: The Penguins will get some offensive help on Sunday when defenseman Kris Letang returns from an elbow injury, according to NHL.com's Wes Crosby.

Coach Dan Bylsma confirmed the Norris Trophy nominee would return to the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets after missing the previous 10 games. He last played on Dec. 13 before undergoing surgery. Bylsma also left the door open for Evgeni Malkin to return on Sunday. Malkin has missed 10 games with a knee injury he suffered on Dec. 14.

At any rate, Letang's return is a welcome one for the Penguins. Although Rob Scuderi recently suited up again, Pittsburgh's blueline is still thin with injuries to Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin. Letang has six goals and 11 points and is minus-6 in just 24 games this season.

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