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Kris Letang | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
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Kris Letang tallied two goals for the Penguins in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Letang is showing why he’s one of the best offensive defensemen in the game, and worthy of that high pick in fantasy leagues. Letang has points in five games, and goals in three straight. The hot streak — four goals, eight points — has improved his numbers to seven goals and 21 points on the year. Blake Comeau scored the other goal. Steven Downie finished with a whopping 29 penalty minutes in 8:13. Dec 13 - 10:26 PM

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Kris Letang scored the game-winning goal in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over Calgary.

Letang's first period goal was scored off a deflection. It was Letang's first game back in Pittsburgh's lineup after he missed five games because of a groin injury. The 27-year-old has five goals and 19 points in 23 games this season. Blake Comeau also scored for the Penguins. Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 in their last six games.
Dec 12 - 9:43 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins should get Kris Letang back on Friday.

Letang was sidelined for five straight contests. His return will likely knock Brian Dumoulin out of the lineup, although because Friday's morning skate was optional, that prediction has to be taken with a grain of salt. Letang has four goals and 18 points in 22 games this season.
Dec 12 - 12:24 PM

Kris Letang (groin) will be a game-time decision on Friday night.

He participated in contact drills during Thursday's practice and appears ready to return after sitting out the last five games with a groin injury.
Dec 11 - 3:53 PM

There's a good chance that Kris Letang (groin) will be back on Friday.

Letang has missed Pittsburgh's last five games. Although he's dealt with more than his fair share of setbacks over the years, he's still one of the league's top offensive defensemen when he's healthy.
Dec 9 - 2:57 PM

Kris Letang (groin) skated Monday morning.

He won't play against the New York Rangers, but coach Mike Johnston said he expects Letang to be more involved in Tuesday's session. However, the offensive defender won't take part in contract drills.
Dec 8 - 2:34 PM

Kris Letang (groin) is slated to miss about two weeks.

He has sat out Pittsburgh's last two games with a groin injury. Letang has four goals and 18 points in 22 contests this season. Place him on injured reserve for the time being.
Dec 4 - 6:35 PM

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

The move is likely retroactive to Nov. 28. Letang is a terrific offensive defenseman, but unfortunately health problems have plagued his career.
Dec 3 - 11:07 AM

Kris Letang (lower body) won't be ready to play Tuesday.

He was red hot, with a goal and four helpers in his last three games, before getting hurt on Friday and missing Saturday's contest. The ailment is considered to be minor, so consider him day-to-day.
Dec 1 - 12:49 PM

The injury suffered by Kris Letang on Friday was to his lower body.

It was considered minor by coach Mike Johnston. "It's a minor lower-body injury," Johnston said. "I don't expect it will be too much (time missed). (The team medical staff) just thought this morning that he wouldn't be ready to play." Consider the defenseman day-to-day.
Nov 30 - 9:41 AM

Kris Letang will be held out of the lineup Saturday night versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

Letang had just suited up for the Pens Friday night but is sidelined Saturday due to an undisclosed injury. Penguins coach Mike Johnston will make an announcement regarding his injury after the game. Robert Bortuzzo will replace Letang on defense.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 29 - 7:51 PM

Kris Letang had two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win against Boston Monday night.

Letang has three goals and 15 points in 20 games. He's dealt with far more than his fair share of health problems over the last few years, but when he's able to play, he's one of the best offensive defensemen in the league.
Nov 25 - 11:05 AM

Kris Letang registered four points in Pittsburgh’s 6-1 domination of the Sabres on Saturday night.

Letang scored twice and assisted twice, and he also had five shots on goal. With a goal and seven assists entering the game, Letang had been quiet in the goal scoring department, but that’s primarily due to a sub-three percent scoring rate. There aren’t many defensemen who can contribute offensively like Letang. Sidney Crosby (five assists), Patric Hornqvist (two goals, assist), Evgeni Malkin (goal), Robert Bortuzzo (goal) and Chris Kunitz (two helpers) were the other players who feasted on the Sabers.
Nov 8 - 9:40 PM

Kris Letang had an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win against Minnesota.

Letang has a goal and eight points in 11 games this season. He's missed a lot of time over the last few seasons due to injuries, but when he's healthy, he's one of the league's top offensive defensemen.
Nov 5 - 11:02 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins changed their defensive pairings on Saturday as Kris Letang joined Olli Maatta on the top unit.

Paul Martin and Christian Ehrhoff made up the second pairing. The Penguins will be strong on the backend, especially offensively, if they do not run into a multitude of injuries, like they did last season.
Oct 12 - 9:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Andrew Ebbett
6Scott Wilson
7Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Bobby Farnham
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
9Taylor Chorney
10Brian Dumoulin
11Scott Harrington
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss