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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang to play 10 weeks after stroke

Kris Letang (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Kris Letang will play for the Penguins Wednesday night. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Kris Letang will play for the Penguins Wednesday night when they host the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced during its morning skate.

The 26-year-old suffered a stroke 10 weeks ago but was cleared by team doctors, and it was his decision whether to play again this season, according to GM Ray Shero.

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Letang, who has 10 goals and eight assists in 34 games this season, signed an eight-year, $58 million deal in July with the Penguins, who have already clinched the Metropolitan Division.

Letang was a Norris Trophy finalist last season. The award is given to the league's top defenseman.

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