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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 scored the winning goal in Saturday night’s 4-3 shootout win of the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New Jersey Devils.
Letang was the third shooter on the ice for the Penguins; Travis Zajac was unable to answer. Letang could not score in regulation, but that did not come from a lack of effort. He made six shots on goal Saturday night with more than 29 minutes of time on ice. Nov 26 - 10:35 PM

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Kris Letang scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders.

Letang picked up the primary assist on Sidney Crosby's power play goal in the first period and he scored the overtime winner. The Pens defenseman also had a bad giveaway on Anthony Beauvillier's goal in the second frame, but his offensive production made up for that. Letang has five points in his last three games and he's now up to two goals and nine assists in 12 games this season.
Nov 18 - 10:31 PM

Kris Letang registered two assists in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime loss Thursday night.

Letang was sidelined for roughly two weeks due to an upper-body injury and then asked to immediately play two games in two days. Despite that, he put forward multi-point efforts in both contests. He now has a goal and six points in six contests this season.
Nov 4 - 10:14 AM

Coach Mike Sullivan has confirmed that Kris Letang will be back in the lineup on Wednesday night.

It seemed likely he would be back after the morning skate, but now that we have confirmation you should definitely get him back in your lineup. Letang has two assists in four games this season.
Nov 2 - 3:39 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) will be a game-time decision Wednesday night, but it seems likely that he will play.

He participated in morning line rushes with Brian Dumoulin as his defense partner for a third straight day and he worked on the top power-play unit again. Feel free to activate him if you normally would.
Nov 2 - 3:24 PM

Kris Letang is getting closer to a return from an upper body ailment as he was allowed to practice fully Sunday.

Letang has been out five games and is looking at a Wednesday return barring any setback. The Penguins miss him as he is a 25-plus minute-a-game player and close to a point-a-game player.
Oct 31 - 10:04 AM

Kris Letang (UBI) joined his Penguins for practice on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Now there's an encouraging sign. Pittsburgh's engine from the blue line has missed the last five games, but they don't play again until Wednesday. Which just might be Letang's big return.
Oct 30 - 5:03 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping that Kris Letang is well enough to return from his upper body injury this week during their three game stint in California.

Letang has missed the last five games with the upper body injury. "He's certainly making strides," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He's getting closer, and we're hopeful we'll get him back soon." He is skating with the Penguins so his return should be imminent. He has two assists in four games but is close to a point-per-game player when healthy.
Oct 30 - 9:37 AM

Kris Letang will not play for Pittsburgh on Saturday against Philadelphia.

Letang is the engine that makes the Penguins go from the blue line. It seems like he's nearing a return to the lineup, so stay patient.
Oct 29 - 5:10 PM

Kris Letang might be back in the lineup during Pittsburgh's upcoming four-game road trip.

The Penguins visit Philadelphia on Saturday to begin the road swing. Letang didn't practice on Friday because he had a doctor's appointment. "He's just going to meet us in Philly," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We're hopeful [he will play during the trip]. We're certainly hopeful. He's getting closer for sure. Obviously, he's a big part of our team. We're a better team when he's in our lineup." Letang has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury.
Oct 28 - 2:56 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) will not return to the Penguins' lineup on Thursday.

This will be Letang's fourth game on the sidelines. He did skate with the Penguin on Wednesday and Thursday though, so he might not be gone for much longer.
Oct 27 - 12:37 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) joined the Penguins for their practice Thursday morning.

It's possible that Letang will return for Thursday's game, but his availability hasn't been confirmed. He's missed three straight contests.
Oct 27 - 11:03 AM

Kris Letang (upper body) participated in Wednesday's practice.

To make matters better, Letang wasn't wearing a no-contact jersey and skated on the top power-play unit. "Kris (Letang) had a good day at practice. We'll see how he feels and go from there. Hopefully we'll get him back soon," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Pittsburgh will play against the Islanders on Thursday.
Oct 26 - 2:47 PM

Kris Letang (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Florida.

"We're very encouraged that he joined us for practice today," coach Mike Sullivan said after Tuesday's morning skate. "I actually thought he looked really good." Letang stated that he felt "like crap," but he might be able to take contact on Wednesday.
Oct 25 - 1:21 PM

Kris Letang missed his second straight game on Saturday with an upper body injury.

While the injury is not expected to keep the ultra-talented blueliner out for long, the Penguins struggled on Saturday without him as they dropped a 5-1 decision to a flu-ridden Nashville team. Letang has two assists in four games but his production will go up upon his return.
Oct 23 - 9:59 AM

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3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Steven Oleksy
7Derrick Pouliot
8Ian Cole
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
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