"My health is pretty good," Letang told reporters at the Penguins' annual golf outing at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley on Tuesday. "I've been working out all summer. I was restrained at the beginning. But I got clearance to start running and skating around July 5.
"We'll just start to go day by day. I got cleared to have contact and to skate with the team. We'll see how it goes the first few days, and we'll increase the workload, I guess."
Letang, 30, had the neck surgery April 13.
The Penguins expect to have their top defenseman back for their season opener on Oct. 4.
"I'm healthy," he said. "That's the only thing I know. I don't know. Why would I rest? The energy will be there. That's for sure."