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Mickael Pietrus returns to Celtics

Updated: April 12, 2012, 1:59 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus, sidelined for 17 days after suffering a Grade 3 concussion last month in Philadelphia, will return to action Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

His return comes at an ideal time, as guard Ray Allen will sit out after swelling returned in his ailing right ankle.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Pietrus will play a manageable stint -- 5 to 10 minutes -- as the team eases him back in after he was cleared to play after passing ...

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