Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23 

March, 19, 2014
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Kris LetangJeff Vinnick/NHLI/Getty ImagesKris Letang may soon be back on the ice for the Penguins, and back producing in fantasy.
At first, the hope was Kris Letang would recover and enjoy a full and satisfying life with his wife, daughter and family. Then, word emerged the defenseman could return to the NHL again, you know, someday... in 2014-15, maybe. Now, not even two months after suffering a stroke, he is more than toying with the idea of making a comeback for the Pittsburgh Penguins this regular season.

As discussed by Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the defenseman, with the doctors giving him the thumbs-up, has the call on if or when he wanted to return to practice. Encouraged by the latest medical assessments, the Penguins wouldn’t stand in Letang’s way. Nor should they, contends Starkey.

Letang had five doctors looking after him, with team physician Dr. Dharmesh Vyas in charge.