Kris Letang

#58 D / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 lb Age: 28 College: None

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Hits high note against Blues

      Letang picked up a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against St. Louis. The blueliner, who now has nine assists in his last 10 games, produced in multiple categories against the Blues. He registered four shots on goals, dished out three hits and blocked four shots. Letang is playing his best hockey of the season right now and figures to remain hot with Pittsburgh's offense awakening.

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Escapes injury Saturday

      Letang left Saturday's game after taking a third-period puck of his face but returned before game's end. He finished with a minus-2 rating against the Sharks but took a team-high six shots on goal (along with Phil Kessel). Despite missing some time in the final minutes Letang led Pittsburgh with 25 minutes and 54 seconds of ice time.

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Ready to roll Saturday

      Letang, who missed practice Friday with a maintenance day, will pair with Rob Scuderi on Saturday against the Sharks. Coach Mike Johnston gave the workhorse Friday off, something he tries to do with his regulars occasionally. Letang has been heating up lately -- he's got seven assists in his last eight games (including four on the power play).

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Producing from blue line

      Letang tallied two assists, including one on the man advantage, Tuesday against the Wild. The blueliner is finding his game but would be hurt more than any other Penguins player if Olli Maatta, his defensive partner, is forced to miss time after leaving Tuesday with an injury. Letang, who now has a goal and 10 points in 18 contests, was named the game's No. 2 star for his efforts.

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Finding his offense

      Letang picked up an assist and registered five shots on goal Friday against the Blue Jackets. The Pens recently suggested that they'll reduce Letang's playing time in an effort to keep him fresh but his ice time Friday (27:56) belies that statement. Letang primarily skated with Olli Maatta for the second straight game instead of Ian Cole. The defender is on record as saying he's comfortable with Maatta, making it possible he continues his recent string of offense -- Letang has tallied assists in four of five games.

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Looking to boost game

      Letang has two power-play assists in his last three games but has registered a minus-7 rating in his last five contests. There's been talk that the team could reunite Letang with his partner from last year, Olli Maatta, as Pittsburgh looks to reignite the offensively talented defender. Letang has paired with Ian Cole thus far in 2015-16 and the two are a combined minus-19. Letang seemed particularly upset when a Cole giveaway led to an easy empty-net goal in Calgary on Saturday.

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      Penguins' Kris Letang: Contributes to special teams Wednesday

      Letang collected his first power-play point (an assist) in six games Wednesday against Vancouver. He limped off the ice at one point Wednesday after taking a shot off his skate but didn't miss a shift. Perhaps that's been Letang's biggest plus thus far -- his ability to stay on the ice. With Sidney Crosby showing signs of breaking out on the power play, Letang figures to be a beneficiary. He now has one goal and five points -- including three power-play assists -- in 12 games.

    • Pens' Letang Cleared For Training Camp

      News: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said Kris Letang (concussion) has been cleared to participate for the start of training camp Friday.
      Analysis: Kris Letang has missed double-digit games in each of the past four seasons, with two of his more serious setbacks in coming just the last two years. In 2013-14, he missed over two months following a stroke and later suffered a broken foot and hand in the playoffs, then saw his past season end in late March after suffering a concussion following a collision with the end boards in a game. Though he's now healthy, few defenseman present as much injury risk -- and scoring ability -- as Letang. He remains best optimized in leagues with large benches or multiple IR spots, where fantasy owners can take advantage of the huge point totals he'll provide when he's on the ice and avoid a roster crunch when he inevitably misses time due to injury.
    • Pens' Letang Says He'll Be Ready For Camp

      News: Kris Letang (concussion) said Wednesday that he'll be ready to go for training camp, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
      Analysis: The oft-injured Kris Letang saw his past season come to an end March 28, when he suffered a concussion on a hit from the Coyotes' Shane Doan. Letang has been no stranger to head injuries throughout his career, but with the Penguins officially clearing him to resume working out earlier this month, it appears his latest setback isn't as significant as feared. The defenseman, who was productive when healthy last season with 11 goals and 54 points in 69 games, says he plans on skating again in late July or early August.
    • Penguins' Letang Resumes Training

      News: Kris Letang (concussion) has resumed training, TVA's Renaud Lavoie reports.
      Analysis: Kris Letang missed the final two weeks of the regular season and the playoffs, with Penguins GM Jim Rutherford stating beforehand that Letang likely wouldn't be available regardless of how far the team advanced. Letang said after the season that he expects to be fine for 2015-16, despite suffering multiple concussions in 2014-15, after suffering a stroke the previous season. He's still highly effective when healthy, but the concussion history is worrisome, and it didn't just start this season.
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