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Kris Letang | Defenseman | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (62) / PIT
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-2-2 when Kris Letang is not in the lineup.
Letang is by far the Penguins best defenseman but they seem to be playing just fine without him. He has missed the last four games with a knee injury and his return date is unknown at this time. "[Letang] is not only a very unique, but world-class, player," defenseman Ian Cole said. "Everyone needs to step up when he’s not here, take some of his minutes, take a larger chunk of the responsibility." He has four goals and 23 points in 30 games this season and is a must-start when playing. Jan 23 - 9:41 AM

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The Penguins regard Kris Letang (knee) as being out week-to-week.

As previously reported, Letang has been put on the injured reserve list. He has four goals and 23 points in 30 games this season. He's a superb offensive defenseman, but unfortunately he also has a long history of injuries.
Jan 16 - 12:01 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed Kris Letang (knee) on the injured reserve list.

Letang was injured on Saturday and the Penguins thought it serious enough that he will be down for a least a week so they reserved him. He has 23 points in 30 games but he seems to be prone to injuries in the last few seasons and that takes away from his immense fantasy value.
Jan 16 - 10:18 AM

Kris Letang's (knee) status will be updated after Monday's morning practice.

Letang was injured Saturday and with the Penguins not practicing Sunday, there were no updates. Letang has missed 12 games already this season and missed most of Saturday's tilt but did manage to score before he was injured. He has four goals and 23 points in 30 games. Hopefully he will be only day-to-day but the possibility exists that he will be out long-term. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 9:09 AM

Kris Letang injured his left knee in the first period Saturday and played only one more shift and then did not return.

There was no update after the game from the injury-prone defenseman and while we will now say he is day-to-day, it may be worse than that. Letang has played in only 30 of the Penguins 42 games thus far with four goals and 19 assists. Letang was seen walking after the game with a bit of a limp. Stay tuned. If Letang is out for any significant length of time, Justin Schultz's fantasy value will continue to grow. Letang did manage to score early in the game to give the Pens a 1-0 lead.
Jan 15 - 10:14 AM

Kris Letang (illness) will be in the lineup Wednesday.

He didn't skate Tuesday because of an illness, but he will play against Washington. Letang is one of the best point-producing defensemen in the league when he plays, but injuries have worked against him over the years. He has three goals and 22 points in 27 games.
Jan 11 - 2:10 PM

Kris Letang didn't skate at practice Tuesday because of an illness.

Coach Mike Sullivan still thinks that Letang may be available to play Wednesday night versus Washington. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Jan 10 - 2:31 PM

It's official, Kris Letang will play against the Canadiens on Saturday.

If you haven't yet, get him back in your lineup stat!
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:56:00 PM

The Penguins activated Kris Letang from I/R ahead of Saturday's match with Montreal.

He's on the ice warming up as we speak, which is about as clear a sign that he's playing as there is. We'll update with official word shortly.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Kris Letang (lower body injury) will be a game-time decision on Saturday against Montreal.

Letang hasn't played since Dec. 14th, and would be a welcome sight back on Pittsburgh's banged up blue line. We'll keep you posted.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Kris Letang (lower body) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice.

Letang also joined the Penguins for Thursday's optional skate. Nothing has been decided yet, but he might be able to return on Saturday.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Kris Letang (lower body) took part in Thursday's optional practice.

Letang might be back as early as Saturday, though he isn't focusing on that yet. "Right now, I'm not even thinking about (Saturday)," Letang said. "I'm going day-by-day, trying to feel better. ... If I'm on the ice, it's because I'm making some strides. This team is playing pretty well (without me). Everybody is kind of staying patient with the game. No one forces anything, so it's been pretty good." He has two goals and 19 points in 25 contests in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Kris Letang (lower body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The Penguins previously announced that Letang would miss a couple week with a lower-body injury, so this move makes sense. With that freed roster spot, Pittsburgh summoned blueliner Chad Ruhwedel.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Kris Letang will miss the next couple weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, but unfortunately injuries have been a consistent issue with him. At least this injury doesn't sound too serious in the grand scheme of things, although it could cost him about eight games given the Penguins' upcoming schedule. He has two goals and 19 points in 25 contests.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Kris Letang had three assists in the Penguins 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Letang has only two goals this season but his 16 assists in 23 games make up for the lack of finding the back of the net. Letang is a must-start in all fantasy games.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:05:00 AM

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4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
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4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Justin Schultz
4Trevor Daley
5Steven Oleksy
6Ian Cole
7Chad Ruhwedel
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