Mario Lemieux To Make Epic Comeback in Playoffs (Humor)

Matt HunterCorrespondent IApril 1, 2009

Breaking news this morning came from GM Ray Shero.  Penguins owner Mario Lemieux will be lacing up the skates for this year's playoffs.

After this announcement, the media room went wild with people yelling and cheering, and some in complete shock.  When asked why or how Lemieux is coming back, Shero just simply replied, "He's Mario, he can do what he wants."

Mario has agreed to come back and play for the league minimum. He has agreed it will help to pay off the money the city and organization owe him for saving the team.

Mario later came out in the press conference wearing a Penguin hat and stood with Shero, holding up a Penguins jersey and smiling.

He will not be wearing No. 66 though.  He said he will be wearing No. 1, because he is No. 1 in hockey.  He also said, as a handicap to all the other players in the league, that he will be playing with a left-handed stick, two right-footed skates, and a 1930 hockey stick with no curve.

There was a little bit of talk about where he would play and on what line.  He simply answered, "I'll be the fifth line, by myself."

The Penguins have only six games left until the playoffs begin and Mario makes his great return for about the fifth time.

Other possible signees include: Ulf Samuelsson, Kevin Stevens, and Ken Wregget.  These are just rumors, but with today's big news, who knows what Ray Shero is doing.

Have a nice April 1 everybody.