After months of hard work and recovery, Mark Letestu will soon play again in a professional hockey game. The Winnipeg Jets forward has been sent to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose on a conditioning assignment after being diagnosed with myocarditis back in October. At that time the Jets announced that Letestu would only be allowed to do light activity for six months—it has been less than five.
Letestu, 35, played just seven games for the Jets before the diagnosis shut down his season.
Through 567 NHL games, Letestu has scored 210 points and gone to the playoffs on five different occasions. That kind of depth would certainly be welcomed by the Jets as they try to claw their way into the postseason, but it’s hard to know exactly what the veteran forward could provide at this point.
Letestu is on a one-year deal worth $700K at the NHL level and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.