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Kris Letang | Defenseman | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (62) / PIT
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Kris Letang (lower body) will play Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Letang was present at the morning skate and was partnered up with Brian Dumoulin. Letang has 25 points in 37 games this season and will take his spot on the top power-play unit. Get him back into your lineup. Jan 2 - 6:36 PM

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Kris Letang (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

However, he appears to be probable to return. Letang participated in the morning skate alongside Brian Dumoulin and he manned the point on the top power-play unit.
Jan 2 - 12:34 PM

Kris Letang (lower body) participated in practice Sunday but was unable to play at night.

That's some good news out of the Penguins camp as Letang was injured during the game before Christmas. He would not speak to reporters after practice. Consider him day-to-day. Letang has two goals and 27 points this season.
Jan 1 - 8:41 AM

Kris Letang (lower body) skated on his own Saturday.

The defenseman was placed on the injured reserve list Friday but it was backdated to December 24 so he is eligible to come off it at any time. He has already missed two games and it sure looks like three contests as the Penguins play on Sunday. Letang has two goals and 25 points in 37 games this season.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 09:03:00 AM

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

Letang's move is retroactive to Dec. 24 though, so the only game this makes him ineligible for is Friday's contest. It will be his second consecutive game on the sidelines.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:46:00 AM

Kris Letang (lower body) won't be available for Saturday's game.

It will be Letang's second straight contest on the sidelines. He has two goals and 25 points in 37 games this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Kris Letang has sustained a lower-body injury.

Letang will miss Wednesday's game as a result. He's been described as day-to-day by Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, so Pittsburgh might have him back in the not-too-distant future.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Kris Letang is a minus-five in his last ten games.

The Pittsburgh defenseman has really struggled this season and has been on the ice for only two Pittsburgh goals at even strength in the last 10 games while their opponents have struck for seven. Letang has two goals and 25 points in 37 games this season but is a minus-15.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:49:00 AM

Kris Letang registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout win against Columbus.

After getting that assist in the third period, Letang went on to score the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout. The assist snapped Letang's four-game point slump, giving him two goals and 25 points in 36 contests this season.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Kris Letang is starting to turn his season around.

Letang started the season as one of the worst defensemen in the NHL as he had the worst plus-minus in the league. He was on for only seven goals in five-on-five situations while the Penguins allowed 25 when he was on the ice. But that was then and he has shown a marked improvement in his game. The Penguins have outshot their opposition 70-38 when Letang has been on the ice in five-on-five situations of late and that is a big improvement. He has a goal and 15 points in 22 games and a minus-12 rating but look for his stats to only get better in the last three quarters of the season.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 07:34:00 AM

Kris Letang picked up his 10th assist of the season in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Letang's point shot, with over a minute to play against Calgary, found Patric Hornqvist's stick and went into the back of the net. It was the defenseman's 10th assist of the season. He's now picked up an assist in each of his last three games.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Kris Letang picked up a pair of assists with three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 win in Edmonton.

Letang has pieced together a three-game point streak to tie a season high. He is still a very uncharacteristic minus-14 through his first 14 outings, but that's not likely to continue. Pittsburgh is too gifted offensively and eventually they'll start ticking off wins in bunches and Letang will be back in the positive by season's end.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 11:51:00 PM

Kris Letang had a game he would like to forget on Sunday.

Letang gave the puck away five times and was a minus-three in a 7-1 loss to Pittsburgh. He is an NHL-worst minus-14 and has been a hindrance to your fantasy team if you play that category. Letang has a goal and eight points in 13 games but six of the points have come with the man-advantage.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Kris Letang scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday night in Washington as the Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2.

Letang’s goal, a power play marker five minutes into the game, was the defenseman’s first of the season and his first since February 4th. He led all skaters in ice time with 27:09 and seems to be in top shape coming off neck surgery that ended last year’s season prematurely. While this was his first point of the season, he is featured on the Penguins’ top power play unit and should earn his fair share of points. Aside from his frequent injury woes throughout the years, the 30 year-old is worth the gamble in fantasy leagues, as when healthy, he is among the best defensemen in the NHL.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 10:24:00 PM

The Penguins changed up their power-play units a bit ahead of Saturday night's contest against Nashville.

Kris Letang will play the point on the first unit with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel and Phil Kessel, while Justin Schultz and Brian Dumoulin will play the points on the second unit with Gregg McKegg, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary. Adjust your rosters accordingly.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Riley Sheahan
5Jean-Sebastien Dea
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Dominik Simon
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry
3Casey DeSmith