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Kris Letang | Defenseman | #58

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 201
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (62) / PIT
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Kris Letang contributed three assists in Game 6 against Philadelphia.
Letang finished with a plus-3 rating and one shot in 25:33 of ice time in Pittsburgh's series-clinching 8-5 victory. He notched one goal and seven points in the opening round of the postseason. Letang didn't get to play at all last year in the playoffs when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Apr 23 - 4:10 PM

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Kris Letang did not look good in the Penguins' Game 5, 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.

Valtteri Filppula was primarily responsible for making Letang look bad as he stickhandled around him on Claude Giroux's goal, beat him for a shorthanded goal, and pressured him into a turnover for the empty-net goal. Letang is going to have to be a whole lot better if the Penguins want to retain the Stanley Cup.
Apr 21 - 11:33 AM

Kris Letang found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 5-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 4 on Wednesday.

That gives Letang a goal and four points in four playoff games. He wasn't able to play at all in the 2017 playoffs, but he's been a big contributor already in 2018. In addition to his goal, Letang also logged 28:40 minutes of ice time Wednesday night.
Apr 19 - 5:31 AM

Kris Letang did not practice Tuesday for maintenance.

Letang suited up in Sunday's match against Philadelphia after he missed Saturday's session for maintenance. The Penguins blueliner probably isn't 100 percent, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him play in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Apr 17 - 12:53 PM

Kris Letang posted two assists in Pittsburgh's 5-1 win against Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.

Letang was able to play in Game 3 after he was shaken up by a collision with Flyers captain Claude Giroux on Friday night. He didn't go through concussion protocol, so he was good to go on Sunday afternoon. Letang logged a team-high 25:40 of ice time in the match. He has three helpers through three playoff games.
Apr 15 - 6:24 PM

Kris Letang will indeed play in Game 3 against Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.

Letang was expected to be in the lineup, but there was some talk that he could be a game-time decision. He did not go through concussion protocol after he appeared to be hurt on a collision with Claude Giroux this past Friday.
Apr 15 - 3:00 PM

Kris Letang did not go through concussion protocol after he appeared to be injured in Friday's game against Philadelphia.

Letang is projected to play in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon, but coach Mike Sullivan said: "All our players are game-time decisions." He took a maintenance day Saturday after he temporarily left Friday's contest following a hit from Claude Giroux.
Apr 15 - 1:44 PM

Kris Letang is expected to play in Game 3 Sunday.

There was some question as to whether or not Letang would be ready to go after his Game 2 injury caused him to miss part of the second period. While he did return in the third, there was no guarantee that he would be okay for Game 3. Letang is the Penguins top defenseman and had nine goals and 51 points this season.
Apr 15 - 9:05 AM

Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan has announced that Kris Letang missed practice today for maintenance.

That sound you hear is the city of Pittsburgh breathing a huge sigh of relief. The 30-year-old Letang sounds like will be ready to roll tomorrow afternoon for Game 3 in Philadelphia.
Apr 14 - 1:06 PM

Kris Letang is not at practice with the rest of his teammates today.

Letang missed most of the second period last night after Flyers' forward Claude Giroux appeared to accidentally hit him in the head. Letang was able to return for the third period but is the only Penguin not present at practice today. We'll likely get an update on the star blueliner after today's session.
Apr 14 - 12:20 PM

Kris Letang left Friday night's game for most of the second period after getting hit in the head by the Flyers' Claude Giroux.

Thankfully, Letang was OK and returned to the game for the third period. It seems that the Pens and Letang dodged the injury bullet.
Apr 14 - 11:06 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins expect the Flyers to be much tougher in Game 2 on Friday.

Pittsburgh earned a 7-0 victory in Game 1, but the Flyers could be firing on all cylinders after a blowout loss like that. "The first game didn't go their way," Kris Letang said, "but they're going to answer the bell and come hard at us. So we expect that, and I think we have to raise our game even more." The Penguins certainly have to be careful about that. As encouraging as Game 1 was, if the Flyers' win on Friday then the series will be tied and the pressure will be on Pittsburgh to win at least one game in Philadelphia.
Apr 13 - 5:09 AM

Kris Letang chipped in an assist in the Penguins' 7-0 win against the Flyers in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Letang is on a three-game point streak if you include the end of the regular season. He missed the 2017 playoffs due to injury, but he had three goals and 15 points in 23 postseason contests in 2016.
Apr 12 - 9:05 AM

Kris Letang has reached the 50-point milestone.

Letang got there by scoring a goal in a 5-4 overtime win versus Columbus on Thursday. This is the fourth time in his career that he's recorded at least 50 points. He might have been able to reach that milestone even more often if he didn't have such bad luck with injuries, but regardless, he's a top-tier offensive defenseman.
Apr 6 - 5:51 AM

Kris Letang is the Pittsburgh Penguins' Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee.

Letang was shutdown last season and needed neck surgery, which prevented him from playing at all during the Penguins' 2017 playoff run. After watching his teammates win their second straight championship, Letang came back this season and has posted six goals and 45 points in 73 games. "It's a great honor," Letang said, "but at the same time, it's always because of an injury or something that happened, so ..." Letang has unfortunately dealt with far more than his share of injuries over his career and he's found himself as a three-time Masterton nominee at this point.
Mar 27 - 10:50 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith