Defenseman Kris Letang told the Penguins coaching staff that he is ready to play. They agree.
Letang will be back in the lineup Sunday afternoon when the Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. He has missed the past 10 games with an elbow injury.
Center Evgeni Malkin is also a candidate to return against the Jets, though he will be a game-time decision.
"The good news for Evgeni, three days ago he talked about pain and that's gone away," head coach Dan Bylsma said.
Marc-Andre Fleury will start in goal.