Recovering from a stroke, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang said his doctors have reassured him that he'll play hockey again.

Letang spoke to the media before the Penguins faced the Canadiens on Thursday night, the first time he has spoken to reporters since having the stroke on a West Coast trip before the Olympic break.

"I'm targeting it day by day," Letang said. "I'm trying to improve every day I come here. I try to exercise the best I can. I see doctors pretty much every week, twice a week to get better. So we'll go from there."