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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
Contract: view contract details

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Kris Letang (upper body) will not play in Thursday's game.
Consider Letang day-to-day beyond that. He has two assists in four games this season. Oct 20 - 12:19 PM

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Kris Letang is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

His ice time dropped to 18:55 against Montreal on Tuesday night after he didn't log less than 26 minutes in each of his previous three outings. Letang was injured in the third period following a hit from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher.
Oct 19 - 1:20 PM

Kris Letang had an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over Washington on Thursday.

Letang also had a plus-one rating and four shots on goal. He had 16 goals and 67 points in 71 contests last season. Health issues have held Letang back in the past, but as long as he avoids the sidelines this season, he should be one of the league's top scoring defensemen.
Oct 14 - 11:14 AM

Kris Letang popped a goal in Saturday's pre-season finale against Columbus.

Letang is coming off a career season in which he scored 16 goals and 67 points in 71 games, his 51 helpers were also a career best. Health is always the key factor with the 29-year-old defender, but he's missed just 24 games the past two seasons combined. A vast improvement over the two campaigns preceding it.
Oct 8 - 6:24 PM

Kris Letang scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He scored shortly after the Sharks tied the game at 1-1 during the second period. Letang averaged 28:52 of ice time per game and logged 35.1 shifts per game, which was the most of any player in the final. He posted three goals and 15 points in 23 matches during the postseason.
Jun 13 - 9:50 AM

Kris Letang has contributed three assists in the Stanley Cup Final versus San Jose.

All of his helpers have come on a game-winning goals for the Penguins. Letang has two goals and 13 points in 21 playoff matches.
Jun 9 - 5:05 PM

Kris Letang didn't practice with the Penguins on Sunday.

According to head coach Mike Sullivan, Letang took a maintenance day. You shouldn't read too much into this because Letang has missed multiple practices throughout the postseason. He's obviously banged up, but every player is at this stage of the game.
Jun 5 - 5:06 PM

Kris Letang practiced on Friday.

This is a change as Letang has only been playing in games while missing practice, so he must have been playing through an injury. Letang has two goals and 12 points in 19 games this season.
Jun 4 - 10:08 AM

Kris Letang set up Nick Bonino for the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"Tanger put it right on my stick," said Bonino after the match. "It wasn't my hardest shot by any means, but I found a way to put it over [Jones]." Pittsburgh gave up a two-goal lead in the match, but took a 1-0 series lead when Bonino scored late in the third period. Letang logged a game-high 27:48 of ice time in the contest, while registering four shots and a plus-2 rating.
May 31 - 9:31 AM

Kris Letang will play on Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He had a scheduled media appearance on Monday, which raised some eyebrows about his availability for the contest, but he said he was fine to play. Letang practiced on Saturday prior to sitting on Sunday for maintenance.
May 30 - 11:31 AM

Kris Letang didn't take part in Penguins practice on Sunday.

Letang didn't meet the media and coach Mike Sullivan didn't provide an update on his status. All signs point to Letang being available for Game 1, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow. The 29-year-old has two goals and 10 points in 17 postseason games in 2016. The Pens can't afford to be without Letang under normal circumstances, but the fact that Trevor Daley (ankle) isn't available makes him even more important.
May 29 - 3:05 PM

Kris Letang led all NHL defensemen in points from January 1 until the end of the season.

Letang had 48 points in 43 games while Erik Karlsson had 41 points in 44 games. Letang has been quite the offensive threat for the Penguins but has been quiet in the playoffs (for him) with only two goals and 10 points in 17 games. He should be a top-three defenseman in fantasy hockey next season.
May 29 - 9:06 AM

Kris Letang will not play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Cup.

Letang, P.K. Subban and Corey Perry were just some of the names left off the Canadian roster. Canada is deep in talent and fortunately for fans, the under-24 North American team will feature Canadians like Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon, two players who should make Canada in the years to come. Letang, in the meantime, will get ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup which takes place on Monday.
May 29 - 8:00 AM

Kris Letang had a minus-4 rating in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He has not played less than 25 minutes in a game this postseason and has logged 30 or more six times. That may have finally caught up to him in this match or he could have been guilty of trying to do too much with Trevor Daley injured, but he did not look like himself in this performance.
May 23 - 8:04 AM

Coach Mike Sullivan said after Friday's game that Kris Letang was fine.

He was hit into the boards from behind by Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan, who will not receive supplemental discipline from the league, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Letang left the game temporarily, but he was able to return. He logged 27:34 of ice time in the contest.
May 14 - 11:40 AM

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5Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
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2Olli Maatta
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6Derrick Pouliot
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