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Position
D
 
Jersey
58
Name  Kris Letang
Born  4/24/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  201
Shoots  R
12/13/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang played extremely well on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Letang scored two goals and finished plus-three. His first goal came on a beautiful two-on-one opportunity with the Penguins short handed. Craig Adams chipped the puck to himself off the boards, which started the break and then found Letang in front of the net. Letang faked the forehand shot and quickly flipped a backhanded shot over Sergei Bobrovsky's glove. Letang's second goal tied the game at three with 10 seconds left in regulation. The defenseman also scored in the shoootout, but Pittsburgh lost, 4-3.
 
12/12/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's victory against the Flames.
Insight: Letang now has 19 points through 23 games, and should be active in all lineups.
 
12/4/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is expected to miss about two weeks.
Insight: Letang has missed the last two games with a groin injury. He has four goals and 14 assists this season. Letang should be properly stored in the injured reserve spot.
 
11/30/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang did not play on Saturday due to a minor lower body injury.
Insight: Letang suffered the injury on Friday when a Hurricanes player fell on him. Coach Mike Johnston does not consider the injury to be serious.
 
11/11/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang exited Monday's game and went into the locker room during the first period. UPDATE: Letang returned to the ice early in the second period.
Insight: Letang had a big collison with a Rangers player and looked to be experiencing some pain in his leg. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but Letang has not returned to the ice since the hit. Stay posted for updates.
 
11/8/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a big night in Saturday's victory over Buffalo.
Insight: He had two goals, two assists, five shots on goal, and a +3 rating on the night. Solid performance from Letang.
 
10/1/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be back at full strength in 2014-2015.
Insight: Letang missed significant time last season after suffering a stroke in January, but he returned for the playoffs. Letang is one of the best offensive defenseman in the league, and even with the addition of Christian Ehrhoff, who could take some time away from Letang on the power play, Letang is a top-15 defenseman.
 
4/9/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will return Wednesday against Detroit. It's his first game since suffering a stroke two months ago. SOURCE: Piitsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: He may not play his usual 24 minutes a game but Letang is always a strong fantasy option when healthy. Even without playing the last two months, he's still tied for the team lead in goals by a defenseman (ten).
 
3/17/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice Monday less than two months after having a stroke. It's still unclear if he'll return this season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Letang was not limited in any way at practice, though some of his teammates were hesitant to be physical with him and he had to urge them to hit him because he wanted to get used to contact again.
 
3/16/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang will practice with the team Monday, according to the Penguins on Twitter.
Insight: Letang suffered a stroke in late January and is still out indefinitely. There's no guarantee he'll be back this season.
 
2/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is unsure if he'll return this season after suffering a stroke in January, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Letang is training but hasn't returned to his normal workout regimen. He'll undergo more tests in two or three weeks to determine if he'll be able to come back.
 
2/7/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss six weeks according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Letang's recent illness was revealed to be a stroke.
Insight: Letang has 10 goals and 100 shots on goal this season. He remains one of the best scorers among fantasy defensemen and his absence will be felt.
 
2/4/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game. It will be his fourth straight absence.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scoring defenseman. As of yet, no timetable has been announced.
 
2/4/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang missed Monday's game against Ottawa, his third in a row due to illness.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scoring defenseman. As of yet, no timetable has been announced.
 
2/3/2014 1:03:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) is expected to miss Monday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scroing defenseman.
 
1/31/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) is doubtful for Saturday's game, according to pittsburghpenguins.com.
Insight: Letang sat out Thursday and is not expected back for Saturday. He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season.
 
12/22/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had surgery for an infection in his elbow last week, but the Penguins expect him to return after the NHL's three-day Christmas break, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Letang had a procedure to clean an open wound that appeared on Dec. 13. The defenseman was spotted with a cast, but it was only in place to prevent arm movement that could reopen the wound.
 
12/16/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been placed on the injured reserved due to an upper body injury.
Insight: The high-scoring defenseman has six goals and five assists in 24 games this season. He could return right after Christmas.
 
12/14/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: The Penguins made defenseman Kris Letang a late scratch Saturday due to an undisclosed injury, according to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: They made the switch shortly before game time, which likely left a lot of fantasy owners unable to make a lineup change.
 
12/5/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang attempted six SOG and scored on one of them Thursday against the Sharks.
Insight: Letang has two goals and six points over his last five games and is getting back to being one of the top defensemen in fantasy hockey.