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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 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

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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

Kris Letang skated Tuesday morning, but he is still regarded as a game-time decision to play against Nashville.

Coach Mike Sullivan wants to see how Letang feels after the morning skate, so a decision on his status will be made after the pregame warmup. He has missed the last six games with a knee injury.
Jan 31 - 11:46 AM

Kris Letang (knee) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Letang took part in Monday's practice and skated alongside Brian Dumoulin. If he does return on Tuesday, it will be his first game since Jan. 14.
Jan 30 - 5:47 PM

Kris Letang (knee) took part in Tuesday's morning skate.

He is making progress, according to coach Mike Sullivan, but it's unclear when he will be ready to return. Letang hasn't played since Jan. 14 because of a knee injury.
Jan 24 - 5:21 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Steven Oleksy
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury