Penguins center Kris Letaman said he’s never really looked back after his career-threatening injury.
Letang was taken off the ice during the Pens’ Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night after suffering a concussion in a collision with defenseman Mike Green, but he remained on the ice for the final two periods of the loss to Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
“I’ve had so much time to think about it,” Letang said.
“I don’t want to dwell on it.
I know it’s going to happen, and that’s okay, and I just have to keep working hard to keep playing.
I’ve had to fight through this stuff, I’m not going to take it back.”
Letang, 31, has been out since suffering the concussion in Game 5 of the Penguins’ series against the New Jersey Devils in which he was struck by Lundqvists stick.
His season ended on March 12, 2016, after he missed the final 14 games of the season due to an undisclosed injury.