Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang doesn't know when he will return to play in the NHL after he suffered a stroke in January.
Letang has missed the Penguins last five games, but despite this he maintains he will not put a specific date on his recovery from injury.
The 2013 Norris Trophy finalist hasn't returned to full fitness and is not going through his full workout regimen, but there is still a slight hope of a return this season.
At this current stage Letang is using light weights to build his body strength back up, and at the moment he is taking it 'day by day'.
"I have some good days, some bad days [physically]," Letang said. "I think the most difficult thing is around family, everybody is really careful. I can't even lift their luggage without having them try to help me out.
"Otherwise, it's been just mentally a little bit tough."
Letang maintains he would like to get back on the ice as soon as possible but he understands things aren't as simple as that.
"The day before, I was totally fine. I was practicing and I woke up that morning not expecting that to happen and it happened like this," Letang said. "My family is really worried. That was a difficult part. When you see your mom crying or your wife or any of my family members, it's always a tough thing to handle."