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Injury update: Letestu skates, Jeffrey and Kunitz "progressing"

Says Dan the Man:

"(Arron) Asham, still with an upper-body, is day-to-day.

Chris Kunitz (is rehabbing) and getting better. (It's) still a lower-body injury and he's day-to-day.

Dustin Jeffrey was fitted for a brace and will likely be back on the ice skating later this week or the weekend.

Mark Letestu skated lightly today on his own without any gear, so he's returned to the ice.

(Eric) Tangradi still has concussion-like symptoms and is resting today."

Also, remember Matt Cooke serves his final suspended game tomorrow night and should return on Sunday for the game versus Chicago.  Jeffrey or Kunitz seems the closest of the injured players to return, as Letestu just had knee surgery and his initial prognosis would put him about 2-4 weeks still from returning.  Asham, though proclaimed "day-to-day" seems further than that.  As we've seen with Sidney Crosby, who knows when Tangradi may be able to restart on ice activities.

Speaking of Crosby, his absence from Bylsma's update would again indicate no change or anything meaningful to announce.  At this point the idea that Crosby may/will be out for the rest of the season only naturally grows in likelihood as the days/weeks tick away and #87 is unable to make any significant progress.

But, on the bright side, according to this very accurate website, if the Pens win at least eight more of their games this season, you can feel awfully confident about their chances to make the playoffs.  So that's something