The Pens sent Mark Letestu back to WBS today, so it looks like Talbot is indeed returning to the lineup!
The Penguins today reassigned rookie forward Mark Letestu to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, meaning it's likely one of the team's injured forwards will return when the club plays Thursday at Ottawa.
The strongest bet for a return is Max Talbot, the two-goal Game 7 hero from the Stanley Cup final in June. He had surgery on his left shoulder in July and has not played this season. He has been practicing with the team and skating on his own regularly before practice.
Letestu played two games, with no points, during his promotion.