Letang (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports. Letang was considered a game-time call for Thursday's contest after missing Tuesday's matchup with the lower-body issue, but he will ultimately draw back in alongside his usual partner in Brian Dumoulin. The star blueliner has gotten off to an extremely hot start so far this season with 11 points -- four goals and seven assists -- through nine games and should be deployed in almost all fantasy leagues.
As expected, Letang (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders. Letang was also considered a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against New York, but was ultimately unable to go. The offensive-minded blueliner's status should be confirmed once his team takes the ice for pregame warmups.
Letang (lower body) will join the team for its road matchup against the Islanders on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Letang was a game-time decision versus the Islanders on Tuesday, which means he is likely close to returning. The blueliner's long-term health is certainly the bigger concern for the Penguins, which means they will probably be extra cautious in putting him back out on the ice. Don't be surprised to see "Tanger" labeled with the game-time-decision tag again Thursday.
Letang (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game versus New York, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. Letang will sit out Tuesday's contest with what has been described as a nagging lower-body injury. At this point, it doesn't appear the injury is a long-term thing but nonetheless, Letang will not play against the Islanders. In nine games this season, the 31-year-old blueliner has four goals and seven assists.
Letang (lower body) will be a game-time call against the Islanders on Tuesday. Letang only attended a portion of Monday's practice due to what coach Mike Sullivan described as a nagging injury. Historically, Sullivan has used game-time decision as the closest he would get to confirming a player was going to be in the lineup, so it would seem more likely than not that the blueliner will suit up. In the event he doesn't play, Juuso Riikola would rejoin the blue line and could slot into the power play as well.
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