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Mark Letestu | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
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Mark Letestu broke his five game point drought with a goal in Friday's 5-1 win over New Jersey.
It had also been six games since he'd scored. While Letestu wasn't brought on to put the puck in the net, four points in 20 games is not acceptable. Which says something about Edmonton's center depth, if nothing else. Nov 21 - 12:29 AM

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Mark Letestu hasn't recorded a point in his last seven contests.

Letestu has a goal and two assists in 15 games this season. He typically doesn't play with the Oilers' skilled forwards, but he did get some ice time with Benoit Pouliot and Nail Yakupov recently. We'll have to see where that leads, but we're not too optimistic about Letestu's chances of being a significant producer offensively this season.
Nov 10 - 8:21 AM

Mark Letestu scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-1 win over Detroit on Wednesday.

Letestu has a goal and an assist in seven contests this season. He's not expected to have much fantasy value in standard leagues in 2015-16.
Oct 22 - 10:02 AM

Mark Letestu had an assist in Edmonton's 2-1 overtime win against Vancouver on Sunday.

It was Letestu's first point in six games with Edmonton. He inked a three-year, $5.4 million deal with the Oilers over the summer.
Oct 19 - 9:08 AM

Mark Letestu has agreed to a three-year pact with Edmonton worth $1.8 million per season.

He notched seven goals and 13 points in 54 games with Columbus last season. Edmonton was looking for a right-handed center and Letestu gives them some depth down the middle.
Jul 1 - 12:51 PM

Mark Letestu wants to return to the Columbus Blue Jackets next season.

The versatile center is not interested in getting to free agency and although there have been no contract negotiations of late, Letestu hopes he can re-sign. "The culture here has changed; the bar has been raised," Letestu said. "We’re not here to be lovable losers. It’s nice to be the guys who won’t quit, I supposed, but we want to be winners. Hopefully what happened this season pushes and motivates guys all summer. The standard has gone up. We want to get back to the playoffs, get back to the dance." Letestu finished the season with only seven goals and 13 points in 54 games, far off his career high 34 points last season.
Apr 12 - 7:03 AM

It wouldn't be shocking to see Mark Letestu traded before the deadline.

Although the Blue Jackets have expressed an interest in re-signing Letestu before he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, there hasn't been much progress made towards that goal. "We've had talks that, basically, we should have talks," agent Allain Roy said. "That's pretty much all we've had -- just an agreement that we should talk. There's pretty much been nothing there. I'm trying to figure out what the team is going to do. I don't suspect they're going to make the playoffs at this point. So are they going to start moving guys? I'm kind of waiting to see, to be honest with you." Letestu has five goals and seven points in 21 games this season. He missed a good chunk of the campaign due to an abdominal injury, but he returned on Jan. 6.
Feb 5 - 9:18 AM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

Letestu will play on Tuesday for the first time since Oct. 28. He's projected to center the third line, which will also include Jeremy Morin and Jack Skille. Michael Chaput and Adam Cracknell have been sent to the minors to make room for Letestu and the return of Cam Atkinson.
Jan 6 - 3:04 PM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) might be available on Tuesday.

Letestu was previously targeting Friday as his return date, so this is marginally ahead of schedule. He got off to a solid start this season with three goals and five points in nine contests, but hasn't been able to play since Oct. 28. The Blue Jackets placed Adam Cracknell on waivers in anticipation of Mark Letestu and/or Cam Atkinson's return. If both are ready to play then Alexander Wennberg or Sean Collins might join Cracknell in heading to the minors.
Jan 6 - 7:38 AM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) practiced on Friday but will not play on Saturday.

Letestu is targeting January 9 against the Maple Leafs in Toronto as his return date as he has been out of the Columbus lineup since October 28. It was originally thought he would miss two-four weeks but when abdominal surgery was required, his status changed. He has played only nine times this season with three goals and five points.
Jan 3 - 7:34 AM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) might be back on Jan. 9, per Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.

That meshes with a report on Monday that Letestu might return next week. Richards cautioned that Letestu's projected return date is still subject to change. Letestu has three goals and five points in nine contests in 2014-15.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Mark Letestu (groin/abdominal surgery) is expected to travel with the Blue Jackets when they start their four-game road trip on Saturday.

Letestu probably won't be ready to rejoin the Blue Jackets in their first game of the trip, but he might be back on January 6th or 9th. He has three goals and five points in nine games this season.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Mark Letestu has undergone groin/abdominal surgery on Tuesday.

Letestu will miss another six weeks as a result. He has been limited to just nine games this season. If they haven't already, the Blue Jackets might want to hire an exorcist to save the remaining members of this team before they too succumb to injury.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Mark Letestu (groin) suffered "a little setback," according to Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.

Letestu hasn't skated much since being hurt on Oct. 28. He has three goals and five points in nine games in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Mark Letestu has been put on injured reserve with a groin injury.

He is slated to miss two to four weeks due to the ailment. Letestu, who has five points in nine matches, was hurt in Tuesday's game versus the Ottawa Senators.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Brandon Davidson
5Andrew Ference
6Griffin Reinhart
7Eric Gryba
8Darnell Nurse
9Mark Fayne
G1Anders Nilsson
2Cam Talbot