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February 25, 2021 05:20 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Good to go against Washington
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Letang (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday against the Capitals, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.

Letang exited Tuesday's matchup with Washington in the third period with an undisclosed issue, but it appears as though his departure may have been precautionary. The 33-year-old Letang will slot into his usual spots on the Penguins' top pairing and first power-play unit Thursday.

February 23, 2021 10:16 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Injured in third period
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Letang (undisclosed) didn't finish Tuesday's game versus the Capitals due to injury, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Letang didn't play down the stretch in a tied game, which would have been odd had he not been injured. The severity of Letang's injury isn't known at this time, but there should be an update on his status prior to Thursday's rematch with the Capitals.

February 21, 2021 12:08 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Finally lands in goal ledger
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Letang scored his first two goals of the season and dished out five hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Letang entered the night without a goal in his first 14 games of the season, but he managed to find the net on both of his shots Saturday. He opened the scoring with a power-play goal 12:35 into the first period, ripping a one-timer past Semyon Varlamov from above the left faceoff circle to break the dry spell. Then he broke a 2-2 tie in the third period, using a subtle toe drag to set up a screen before going top shelf on Varlamov for the game-winner. Letang scored 31 goals over the previous two seasons combined, so it was just a matter of time before the proverbial dam broke. He now has nine points in 15 games on the year.

February 14, 2021 07:00 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Productive start to February
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Letang had two assists with four PIM in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Capitals. He also provided three hits, two shots and two blocks.

It was a nice all-around fantasy performance for Letang, who also logged a team-leading 23:43 of ice time. He drew the secondary assist on goals by Bryan Rust (PP) and Zach Aston-Reese, giving him points in three straight games (four assists) to start the month of February. Letang is still searching for his first goal of 2020-21 after enjoying a 15-goal campaign a year ago.

February 6, 2021 10:20 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Collects point in return
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Letang (lower body) had an assist and was plus-2 in a 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.

After missing one game with his injury, Letang was right back in the lineup logging a team-high 23:41 of ice time. He also set up defense partner Pierre-Olivier Joseph's first career goal. Letang has been quiet offensively to start the season with just four helpers through nine games. He had 15 goals and 44 points in 61 contests a year ago, so the points should start coming soon.

February 6, 2021 06:36 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Gearing up Saturday
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Letang (lower body) will play in Saturday's game against the Islanders.

Letang missed just one game before returning to the lineup. The 33-year-old should slot into the top pairing, where he has logged 24:36 of ice time per game and totaled three assists and 21 shots on net.

February 6, 2021 12:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Game-time decision Saturday
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Letang (lower body) is a game-time decision for Saturday's road game against the Islanders.

Letang missed Monday's game and has been recovering since then. The 33-year-old is on the road trip, and the team will evaluate him before or during warmups. If Letang's available, he'll draw into the first pairing and the first power-play unit. Through nine games, he's produced three assists, 21 shots on net, 18 hits and 10 blocked shots.

February 5, 2021 01:44 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Will travel with team
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Letang (lower body) will join the Penguins for their three-game road trip, Wes Crosby of reports.

Letang missed the team's previous clash with the Rangers due to his lower-body issue but appears to be trending in the right direction. In nine outings this season, the veteran blueliner has registered three assists, 21 shots and 18 hits while averaging 24:35 of ice time. If cleared to play versus the Islanders on Saturday, Letang figures to rejoin the no. 1 power-play unit in addition to retaking his spot on the first pairing, likely with youngster Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

February 4, 2021 05:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Labeled day-to-day
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Letang (lower body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Islanders, per Pens Inside Scoop.

Getting Letang back after just one game on the shelf due to his lower-body issue would be a boon for the Penguins' blue line considering John Marino (COVID-19 protocols) has been added to the list of absences. If Tanger is cleared to play, he will almost certainly lead the team in minutes once again and jump back up to the No. 1 power-play unit.

February 1, 2021 12:36 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Ruled out against Rangers
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Letang (lower body) will miss Monday's matchup with the Rangers but is considered day-to-day. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "Kris will not play tonight. His status is day-to-day. He is still being evaluated."

While the coach labeled Letang as day-to-day, the fact that the Penguins are entering a back-to-back makes it unlikely the blueliner will be ready in time to suit up versus New Jersey on Tuesday. Without Letang, John Marino should see the biggest uptick in ice time, including joining the No. 1 power-play unit while Pierre-Olivier Joseph will likely see time with the man advantage as well.

January 30, 2021 10:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Dealing with lower-body injury
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Letang is being evaluated for a lower-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Letang was hurt in a battle along the board with Rangers defenseman Adam Fox during the first period of Saturday's contest. Sullivan was not forthcoming with additional information regarding Letang's status ahead of Monday's rematch against the Rangers. The Penguins have nearly as many injured defensemen as healthy ones, so they'll want Letang to get back to full health as soon as possible.

January 30, 2021 08:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Leaves Saturday's game with injury
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Letang (undisclosed) left Saturday's game versus the Rangers with an injury, Dan Rosen of reports.

Letang apparently got injured in a corner battle with Rangers blueliner Adam Fox midway through the first period. The 33-year-old Letang did not return to the Penguins' bench at the start of the second period. It's another big loss to a Pittsburgh blue line already decimated by injuries early in the season. If he's unable to return Saturday, his next chance to get into the lineup would be Monday versus the Rangers.

March 10, 2020 10:24 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Two-point effort Tuesday
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Letang scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

The 32-year-old blueliner had an uncharacteristic one point (an assist) in his last seven games, but Letang snapped out of his funk in fine fashion Tuesday. The multi-point effort was his first since Feb. 8, and on the season Letang has 15 goals and 44 points through 61 games.

March 4, 2020 02:44 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Grabs assist in rout
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Letang registered an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Ottawa.

While Letang was able to end a three-game pointless streak, he remains stuck in an eight-game goal drought. During his slump, the blueliner has put 21 shots on goal, so his inability to tickle the twine certainly isn't from a lack of trying. With Brian Dumoulin back in the lineup, Letang will be able to play a more offensively minded game.

February 17, 2020 10:20 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Scores again Sunday
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Letang scored a goal on four shots versus Detroit on Sunday.

Letang now has power-play goals in back-to-back contests and is riding a five-game point streak. The Montreal native needs just three more tallies to set a new personal best and top the 16-goal mark, which he has reached twice in his career. With the 32-year-old starting to heat up, the Penguins could see their already formidable offense (3.30 goals per game) start moving up the league ranks.

February 8, 2020 11:04 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: All over the ice
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Letang scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Florida on Saturday.

He was everywhere. Letang fired five shots, laid four hits, blocked three shots and picked up a minor penalty. He has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last four games and a remarkable 14 shots in his last two games. Letang is as good as he's ever been.

January 31, 2020 10:40 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Two-point performance Friday
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Letang scored a power-play goal and assisted on Sidney Crosby's overtime winner in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Flyers.

The goal was his first in over a month, but Letang was still productive in the meantime, finishing up January with seven points in 12 games. Despite missing eight games in November with a lower-body injury, the veteran defenseman remains on pace for his third straight 50-point season.

January 20, 2020 11:24 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Garners assist Sunday
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Letang recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Letang has helpers in two straight games but remains stuck in an 11-game goal drought dating back to Dec. 28 versus Nashville. During his goalless streak, the Montreal native averaged 26:13 of ice time, including 2:56 with the man advantage, and put 26 shots on net yet was never able to beat an opposing keeper.

January 15, 2020 09:36 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Garners assist
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Letang snagged an assist versus the Wild on Tuesday.

It was the first power-play point for Letang in his last eight appearances despite having logged 3:03 of ice time with the man advantage over that stretch. The Montreal native continues to be bogged down in an eight-game goalless streak. In Tuesday's clash, the blueliner recorded six shots and should break out of his goal slump soon if he continues peppering opposing netminders with rubber.

January 8, 2020 01:56 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Registers pair of assists
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Letang produced two assists, six hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.

Letang helped out on tallies by Patric Hornqvist in the first period and Brandon Tanev in the third. The defenseman entered Tuesday on a four-game point drought. In 35 outings, Letang has 28 points (10 tallies, 18 helpers), 102 shots on goal, 59 hits and 54 blocks this season.

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