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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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 21, 2019 02:52 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Tallies power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang scored on the man advantage and posted a minus-2 rating with two shots, three blocks and one hit in a 5-2 victory over the Oilers on Friday.

The 32-year-old scored a very timely power-play goal early in the third period. The Penguins had just given up a short-handed marker before the intermission, but Pittsburgh responded to regain its two-goal lead with Letang's score. Letang has two goals and seven points in the last three games. He has nine goals and 25 points with a plus-6 rating in 27 games this season.

December 18, 2019 02:08 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Posts pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang scored an empty-net goal and added a helper in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Letang was forced to play 27:54 in the contest after Justin Schultz (lower body) exited in the first period. Letang set up Bryan Rust's go-ahead goal in the second period before popping in an empty-net insurance marker in the third. The 32-year-old defenseman has eight points over his last five games and 24 through 26 appearances overall. Letang has added 87 shots on goal, 42 hits and a plus-8 rating, as well.

December 14, 2019 11:24 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Sets up three goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang collected three assists and two shots with three hits and two blocks in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.

Letang, who logged a team-high 27:41 of ice time, assisted on the Penguins' first three goals as Pittsburgh turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead. The 32-year-old has six assists over his last four games and now has 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 25 games this season. Long one of the NHL's most productive defensemen, Letang has shown no signs of slowing down in 2019-20.

December 1, 2019 01:08 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Goals in three straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.

Letang upped his goal-scoring streak to three games while logging a team-leading 28:23 of playing time. The veteran defenseman is turning in another productive season for the Penguins, accounting for seven goals and 16 points with a plus-6 rating in 19 games.

November 29, 2019 10:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Tallies in second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang scored a goal on six shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Letang's tally in the third period gave the Penguins hope for a comeback, but they were unable to build on it. The defenseman has two goals and an assist in three games since returning from a lower-body injury. For the season, Letang has six goals and 15 points in 18 contests.

November 28, 2019 09:00 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Scores game-winning goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang tallied two points during Wednesday night's 8-6 win over the Canucks.

Playing in his second game back since missing eight contests with a lower-body injury, Letang played a pivotal role in Pittsburgh's comeback win, highlighted by his game-winning goal, Letang's fifth marker of 2019-20. The 32-year-old is up to 14 points this season, in 17 games played.

November 25, 2019 05:00 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Back in lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will suit up for Monday's tilt against Calgary.

Letang missed eight games with his lower-body injury, pressing pause on his solid start to the season. The star blueliner has four goals and 12 points in 15 games and will return to his usual role on the top pair.

November 25, 2019 11:28 AM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Back to skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang (lower body) skated in Sunday's practice in a full-contact jersey and will be a game-time call for Monday's game against Calgary, Wes Crosby of reports.

This is the first time the blueliner has taken the ice after being sidelined since early November with the lower-body issue. Letang has resided on injured reserve since his injury, but this news is evidence that his return could be coming soon. The Penguins will likely update his status prior to Monday's game against the Flames, but if he can't suit up, Zach Trotman should continue to see time in the lineup.

November 22, 2019 06:20 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Penguins have placed Letang on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

Letang has been sidelined since early November with a lower-body issue, so this move is essentially procedural. The transaction rules him out for Friday's contest and likely beyond, though the team's activation of the blueliner should timestamp his return to action. The Penguins will continue to search for production along the blue line without their top point-producing defenseman available.

November 19, 2019 04:28 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Skating solo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang (lower body) is skating on his own, but has yet to join the team on the ice.

While it's certainly a step in the right direction, the news effectively rules Letang out versus the Islanders on Tuesday. The blueliner should probably be considered a longshot to play in Pittsburgh's upcoming back-to-back versus the Islanders and Devils on Thursday and Friday, respectively, as well. Once cleared to play, the Montreal native will retake his spot in the top pairing alongside Brian Dumoulin, but he may have to settle for minutes with the No. 2 power-play unit.

November 16, 2019 07:12 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Missing in action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang (lower body) won't play Saturday against Toronto.

It'll be a fifth consecutive absence for Letang, still sidelined with a lower-body injury he suffered Nov. 4. The Penguins' top man on the blue line has collected 12 points in 15 contests this season. With two days off between games, Letang will hope he can return to game action Tuesday versus the Islanders.

November 12, 2019 12:04 PM
Penguins' Kris Letang: Absent from road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Letang (lower body) didn't make the trip to New York and will miss both Tuesday's matchup with the Rangers and Friday's clash with the Devils, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

Considering the club classified Letang as week-to-week, it shouldn't come as a shock to see him missing from the lineup for a few more games. At this point, the elite blueliner should probably be considered a long shot to play against Toronto on Saturday as well. In his stead, Justin Schultz will quarterback the top power-play unit while John Marino continues to see an uptick in ice time.

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