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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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Kris Letang has been skating and making some progress, according to coach Mike Sullivan.
"They're going through the process they've been going through to rehab," said Sullivan referring to injured defenders Letang and Olli Maatta. Letang hasn't played since Feb. 21 because of an upper-body injury. Mar 20 - 1:35 PM

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Kris Letang is still rehabbing from his upper-body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan has confirmed that Letang isn't dealing with a concussion or an issue related to his previous stroke. He called it a hockey injury. Unfortunately, it remains unclear when Letang will be available to return, but at least now you can place him on injured reserve.
Mar 9 - 9:59 AM

Kris Letang (upper body) won't travel with the Penguins on the team's upcoming road trip.

That could keep him out of the lineup for the next four games through Western Canada. Letang hasn't played since Feb. 21 due to an upper-body injury.
Mar 7 - 12:36 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) is not considered to be day-to-day, according to coach Mike Sullivan.

He is expected to be sidelined longer than that, but Sullivan added that the Penguins hope Letang won't be out for an extended period. It remains unclear when he will be ready to return to the lineup, though. He hasn't played since Feb. 21 due to an upper-body injury.
Mar 4 - 3:42 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) isn't expected to play on Wednesday night.

It will be the third straight game he has missed due to an upper-body injury. The Penguins recalled defender Derrick Pouliot earlier in the day and he could be in the lineup against Chicago after Cameron Gaunce was sent to the minors.
Mar 1 - 6:26 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) participated in part of Monday's practice.

Letang took part in some passing drills, but didn't stay on for the full skate and he was wearing a non-contact jersey. Based on that he probably won't return on Tuesday.
Feb 28 - 6:55 AM

Unfortunately, Kris Letang (upper body) will not play in Saturday's Stadium Series against the Flyers.

The talented defender is still considered day-to-day, and his next chance to play will be Tuesday against Dallas.
Feb 25 - 12:33 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) is a game-time decision for Saturday's match against the Flyers.

Through 41 games this season Pittsburgh's top defender has posted five goals and 34 points with 70 blocks and hits.
Feb 24 - 6:14 PM

Kris Letang is dealing with an upper-body injury.

The Penguins didn't offer any further details other than to say that Letang is day-to-day. Unfortunately injury troubles are nothing new for Letang and this season has been no exception as he's been limited to 41 games so far. The Penguins are also missing blueliners Justin Schultz, Trevor Daley, and Olli Maatta though, so the timing of Letang's injury is particularly brutal. The silver lining is that the Penguins acquired Ron Hainsey, so at least they have a much needed reinforcement.
Feb 23 - 12:53 PM

Kris Letang ranks fourth among defensemen in points per game.

Letang is averaging 0.83 points, which is behind just Victor Hedman, Erik Karlsson, and Brent Burns. Of course, Letang isn't near them in total points because he's been limited to just 40 games this season. "This year has been tough," Letang said. "I haven’t had a chance to build up my game." Letang went on to note a play where he failed to connect with Sidney Crosby when the Penguins forward was on a breakaway, but despite Letang's criticisms of himself, he's having a superb season. The issue is as it has unfortunately been for many years of his career: Injuries are holding him back in terms of total production.
Feb 21 - 5:19 AM

Kris Letang boosted his hot streak to points in four of his last five games thanks to the assist he picked up in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Detroit.

Mark it now six helpers in that span, giving him 28 assists and 33 points in 40 games so far this season. Not too shabby at all.
Feb 19 - 6:22 PM

Kris Letang registered an assist in a 4-0 win against Vancouver on Tuesday.

Letang has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last six games. He has five goals and 29 points in 37 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 15 - 5:54 AM

Kris Letang is on a three-game point streak.

Letang recorded an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary on Tuesday. He has five goals and 27 points in 34 games this season.
Feb 8 - 6:17 AM

Kris Letang had two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over Columbus on Friday night.

He second helper of the night came on Phil Kessel's game-winning, power-play goal in overtime. Letang didn't have a point in his return to the lineup on Tuesday, but that was bound to change quickly. The Penguins defender has compiled 25 points in 32 games this season.
Feb 4 - 9:30 AM

Kris Letang will get back into the lineup Tuesday night.

He is projected to be paired with Brian Dumoulin in his return from a knee injury. Letang has been absent for the last six games and you should activate him immediately.
Jan 31 - 6:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
6Jake Guentzel
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Josh Archibald
6Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
10David Warsofsky
11Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury