Defenseman Kris Letang's recovery from toe and groin injuries is taking longer than expected.

Letang has played in one game since injuring his groin March 17 against Boston.

After Letang broke a toe against Montreal on March 26, the Penguins announced he would miss seven to 10 days.

He has been out two weeks.

Letang said he hasn't had a setback but is making sure the injury is completely mended before he returns.

“I feel fine. It's good to be back practicing,” he said. “I want to make sure I'm 100 percent.”

The Penguins play in Tampa on Thursday and at Florida on Saturday. Letang said he could return during one of those games if he “feels comfortable.”

Letang participated in Tuesday's morning skate at PNC Arena and remained on the ice for 20 minutes afterward for a workout with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar.