Some quick hits form the Penguins’ morning skate:
= C Mark Letestu said he could play this weekend. He has not played since Jan. 25, and he was injured Feb. 1 at New York when his left skate caught a rut on the ice at Madison Square Garden. He had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus about a week later, and was scheduled to miss between four and six weeks. He told me today that doctors have cleared him to play when he feels good, and that he will start taking contact as soon as Thursday. “I don’t think this weekend is out of the question,” he said of a comeback. “(By) next week, I don’t doubt it. That’s a modest goal.” A rookie, Letestu has scored 10 goals for the Penguins.
= LW Brett Sterling will work one of the points on the power play for the game tonight against the San Jose Sharks, according to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. Ds Matt Niskanen and Zbynek Michalek will also be in that mix.
= Had a chance to speak with LW James Neal, but the Sharks room just opened and I need to track down Dan Boyle. Look for a Q&A with Neal in Thursday’s print edition.