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Penguins' Kris Letang: Remains on top power play
Letang played on the left flank of the first power-play unit at practice Wednesday, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.
Letang has quarterbacked the Penguins power play during most of his 17-year NHL career, but with Erik Karlsson now in Pittsburgh, Letang was moved up front. It was thought that Letang would quarterback the second unit when Karlsson was traded to the Penguins, but this move will allow Letang to keep a lot of his fantasy value as he will still play alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Letang had 12 goals and 41 points in 64 games last season, including 21 points with the man-advantage.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Two PP points Thursday
Letang picked up a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.
The veteran blueliner opened the scoring early in the first period, as his point shot was deflected home by Columbus defenseman Andrew Peeke. Letang has had a tough season both on and off the ice, and his 41 points (12 goals, 29 helpers) through 64 games is his worst total since 2016-17, when he suited up for only 41 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Goal and assist in victory
Letang scored a goal and an assist on five shots, fueling the Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Wild on Thursday.
Letang opened the scoring Thursday, beating Marc-Andre Fleury with a sharp-angle shot. The Canadian defenceman would also add an assist on Rickard Rakell's power-play goal. This snaps a three-game point drought for Letang and gives him his first points in the month of April. On the season, Letang has 11 goals and 38 points in 61 games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Three points in loss
Letang tallied a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Montreal.
Letang set up Evgeni Malkin's power-play goal in the first period before scoring in the second, firing a shot through traffic that found its way to the back of the net. He'd add a third point later in the frame with another power-play helper on Jake Guentzel's tally. Letang continues to offer solid production from the blue line in his age-35 season, with 10 goals and 24 assists through 49 games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Exits contest
Letang was struck in the face by a puck and left Thursday's game versus the Lightning, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.
A shot attempt from the Lightning ramped up and hit Letang in the face just a few seconds after he had blocked a shot with his hand. The defenseman was bleeding heavily as he left the ice following the incident in the first period. The Penguins haven't provided an official update on his status, but one should be available before the team's road-trip finale Saturday versus the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Returns to game
Letang was able to return to Thursday's game against Tampa Bay after being struck in the face by the puck.
A Lightning shot attempt hit Letang in the face during the first period, which resulted in him temporarily leaving the contest. He returned to the game before the end of the second frame. Letang entered Thursday's action with seven goals and 27 points in 42 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Registers two helpers in victory
Letang recorded two assists in Pittsburgh's 7-3 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Letang's first helper was recorded during a Pittsburgh power play. He has seven goals and 27 points in 41 games this season, including 11 points with the man advantage. Letang has recorded two goals and four points over his last three outings.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Two goals in loss
Letang scored twice in a 7-2 loss to the Oilers on Thursday.
Letang opened the scoring 1:05 into the first with a nice wrist shot that eluded Stuart Skinner. He then closed the scoring with a power-play goal with 1:48 remaining. Letang has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Expected to return Saturday
Letang (illness) is expected to play Saturday against Los Angeles, Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.
Letang missed Friday's 6-3 victory over Anaheim because of the illness. He has five goals and 21 points in 33 games this season while averaging 24:42 of ice time. With Letang drawing back into the lineup, Mark Friedman might be a healthy scratch.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Could return Saturday
Letang (illness) "has a chance" to play Saturday against the Kings, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports.
Letang was a late scratch Friday and was replaced by Mark Friedman. The team will see how the 35-year-old is feeling Saturday but he could end up be a game-time decision.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Not playing Friday
Letang (illness) will not be available Friday against Anaheim.
Letang has five points over his last four games but he'll be absent from the lineup for the 18th time this season. The 35-year-old is averaging 24:42 of ice time with 21 points through 33 games on the year. Mark Friedman will replace Letang in Friday's lineup and Pittsburgh will be back in action Saturday against the Kings.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Nets OT winner
Letang tallied the winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime victory over the Avalanche.
Letang was all over the stat sheet Tuesday, logging five shots and seven hits before capping the night with a game-winning goal in overtime. The 35-year-old blueliner has five points (three goals, two assists) in four games since his return from an 11-game absence. Letang now has five goals and 16 assists through 32 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Dazzles in emotional return
Letang scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and added two assists in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Panthers.
One of the helpers and the OT winner came on the power play, as Letang saw his first game action since Dec. 28. It's been a traumatic season so far for the veteran blueliner, both on and off the ice, but Tuesday's performance was a reminder that the 35-year-old is still highly skilled and surrounded by Hall of Fame talent. Letang has four goals and 20 points through 30 games, but if he can stay in the lineup, he could be poised for a big second half.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Officially labeled game-time call
Letang (lower body) is considered a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with Florida.
Letang looks set to return to the lineup after practicing with the No. 1 power-play unit, but coach Mike Sullivan wouldn't go so far as to clear him to play against the Panthers. The veteran blueliner has missed the last 11 contests due to his lower-body issue, having last played Dec. 28 versus Detroit. Prior to getting hurt, Letang generated four points in his previous six contests and should offer a decent fantasy upside.... See More ... See Less
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