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Letang, Kris #58 (D)  - Pittsburgh Penguins - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 201 lbs.
Shoots: right
Born on: April 24, 1987
Age: 31
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Salary: $7.250M
Cap Hit: $7.250M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 3
Draft Pick: 62
Draft Year: 2005
Rookie Year: 2007
Draft Team: PIT

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
12 0 3 8 11 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 25 23 24 12.0 0.92

Date News Advice
May 7, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 28:26 of ice time in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has three goals on the season. None
May 5, 2018 Kris Letang had 23:17 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
May 3, 2018 Kris Letang had 24:34 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
May 1, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 26:53 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Letang now has seven assists on the season. None
April 29, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 26:21 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 loss to the Capitals on Sunday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Letang now has two goals on the season. None
April 26, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:01 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 22, 2018 Kris Letang had three assists in 25:33 of ice time in the Penguins' 8-5 win over the Flyers on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Letang now has six assists on the season. None
April 20, 2018 Kris Letang had 27:42 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
April 18, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 28:40 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has one goal on the season. None
April 15, 2018 Kris Letang had two assists in 25:40 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-1 win over the Flyers on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has three assists on the season. None
April 13, 2018 Kris Letang had 18:58 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-1 loss to the Flyers on Friday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 11, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 21:57 of ice time in the Penguins' 7-0 win over the Flyers on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +4 for the game. Letang now has one assist on the season. None
April 6, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 23:11 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 win over the Senators on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 42 assists on the season. None
April 5, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 28:14 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-4 overtime win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has nine goals on the season. None
April 1, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:08 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 31, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 24:10 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has 41 assists on the season. None
March 29, 2018 Kris Letang tallied one goal and one assist in 25:45 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win over the Devils on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Letang now has eight goals and 40 assists on the season. None
March 27, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 24:39 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 loss to the Red Wings on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Letang now has seven goals on the season. None
March 25, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 23:52 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-4 overtime win over the Flyers on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has 39 assists on the season. None
March 23, 2018 Kris Letang had 26:34 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Devils on Friday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 21, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:32 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 20, 2018 Kris Letang had 23:25 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 15, 2018 Kris Letang had two assists in 22:58 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 38 assists on the season. None
March 14, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 25:04 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 36 assists on the season. None
March 11, 2018 Kris Letang had 27:42 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Stars on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 10, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 24:01 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Letang now has 35 assists on the season. None
March 7, 2018 Kris Letang had 27:00 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Flyers on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 5, 2018 Kris Letang scored one goal in 26:44 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win over the Flames on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has six goals on the season. None
March 3, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 27:59 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has 34 assists on the season. None
March 1, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:44 of ice time in the Penguins' 8-4 loss to the Bruins on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 27, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:07 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-2 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:29 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-5 loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 23, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 24:23 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-1 win over the Hurricanes on Friday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Letang now has 33 assists on the season. None
Feb. 18, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 23:26 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 32 assists on the season. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Kris Letang had two assists in 26:03 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 31 assists on the season. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 23:47 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Kings on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Letang now has 30 assists on the season. None
Feb. 13, 2018 Kris Letang tallied one goal and one assist in 22:50 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-3 win over the Senators on Tuesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of +4 for the game. Letang now has four goals and 29 assists on the season. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Kris Letang had 27:06 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Blues on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 9, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 26:57 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Stars on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Letang now has 28 assists on the season. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Kris Letang had 23:18 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-4 win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Kris Letang had 22:20 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 2, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 24:02 of ice time in the Penguins' 7-4 win over the Capitals on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Letang now has 27 assists on the season. None
Jan. 30, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 23:21 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Sharks on Tuesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Letang now has 26 assists on the season. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Kris Letang had 22:07 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-3 win over the Wild on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Jan. 23, 2018 Kris Letang had 22:13 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. None
Jan. 21, 2018 Kris Letang had 23:29 of ice time in the Penguins' 2-1 loss to the Sharks on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 19, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:52 of ice time in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Kings on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 18, 2018 Kris Letang had 24:14 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-3 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Jan. 15, 2018 Kris Letang had an assist in 27:34 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Letang now has 25 assists on the season. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Kris Letang had 26:36 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 8, 2018 Kris Letang tallied one goal and one assist in 23:55 of ice time in the Penguins' 6-5 overtime win over the Bruins on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Letang now has three goals and 24 assists on the season. None
Jan. 6, 2018 Kris Letang had 25:14 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 win over the Islanders on Friday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. None
Jan. 4, 2018 Kris Letang had 23:09 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 2, 2018 Kris Letang had 27:01 of ice time in the Penguins' 5-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 27, 2017 Letang (lower body) will come off injured reserve to play against the Flyers on Tuesday. Letang has just one point in his last six games.
Dec. 24, 2017 Kris Letang had 23:44 of ice time in the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Dec. 7, 2017 Letang had two more assists Thursday against the Islanders. Letang has five assists in the past three games and 22 in the last 26.
Nov. 14, 2017 Letang assisted on the OT winner Tuesday against the Sabres. Letang picked up his 400th NHL point. He became the 12th player in franchise history to reach 400 points and joined Hall of Famer Paul Coffey as the only defensemen in team history to reach the milestone. Letang has three assists in the past two games and 13 in the last 16.
Nov. 2, 2017 Letang finished with two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Oilers. Letang has four assists in the past three games, increasing his total to nine.
Oct. 11, 2017 Letang scored his first goal since Feb. 4 after missing the end of last season and playoffs because of neck surgery. Letang played a season-high 27:09 and has registered 15 shots in four games.
Oct. 4, 2017 Letang played for the first time since February and played a game-high 26:05. He had neck disk surgery in April. Letang is among the game's best defensemen but remaining healthy has been a problem. He was limited to 41 games last season and hasn't played more than 80 since the 2010-11 season.
Sept. 12, 2017 Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens Friday. Letang, who underwent season-ending neck surgery on April 13 to repair a herniated disc, said he felt healthy Tuesday but continues to take his recovery one day at a time. He hopes to play when the defending Stanley Cup champions open their regular season against the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 4. Letang had five goals and 29 assists in 41 games while battling various injuries last season. Throughout that season, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he would like Letang to adjust his style and avoid unnecessary hits. If it's up to Letang, nothing will change. He plans to average over 25 minutes per game again in 2017-18.
Feb. 23, 2017 Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck and miss the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs, with an expected recovery time of four to six months. "Kris had been making progress and was hopeful of returning for the playoffs until about a week ago, when the progress plateaued," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement. "He underwent another MRI, and, at that point it was determined that surgery was needed." Letang, who has not played since Feb. 21, had 34 points in 41 games this season.
Feb. 21, 2017 Letang recorded an assist and finished a plus-2 in Tuesday's win at Carolina. The defenseman has had his share of assists this month, producing 10 along with one goal in 10 February games. Letang is a plus-5 during that stretch as well.
Feb. 16, 2017 Letang racked up three more assists in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win over Winnipeg on Thursday. The trio gives Letang six assists and seven points over his last six games. The injury-prone defenseman has been productive when on the ice, compiling five goals and 27 assists in 38 games this season.
Feb. 14, 2017 Letang recorded an assist while finishing a plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Vancouver. Letang now has six points over his last six games and is a plus-6 over that span. More importantly, the injury-prone defenseman has played in each of Pittsburgh's seven contests since the All-Star break.
Feb. 5, 2017 Letang had a goal and finished a plus-2 in Pittsburgh's win at St. Louis on Saturday. The three-time All-Star is clearly a fantasy asset when healthy, which unfortunately too often hasn't been the case. Letang has 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 15 games since Dec. 1, but he's missed 13 games over that time frame due to various injuries.
Feb. 3, 2017 Letang had two assists Friday against Columbus. It was his second game back after missing six in a row with a knee injury.
Jan. 14, 2017 Letang (knee) will play in Tuesday's matchup with Nashville. The standout but injury-plagued defenseman suffered the injury Jan. 14. He's missed 18 games this season and recorded 23 points in 30 contests.
Jan. 10, 2017 Letang missed Tuesday's practice due to illness but reportedly will be in Wednesday's lineup. The Penguins have won each of their last nine games with Letang in the lineup and he's recorded a goal and nine assists over that stretch.
Dec. 15, 2016 Letang (lower-body injury) was removed from IR on Saturday. Letang, who has two goals and 17 assists, last played on Dec. 14.
Dec. 10, 2016 Letang assisted on three of Pittsburgh's four goals in Saturday's win at Tampa Bay. Pittsburgh's top defenseman remains stuck on two goals for the season, but he's among the leaders at his position with 16 assists, six of which have come over the Penguins' last five games.
Nov. 19, 2016 Sidney Crosby faked a slap shot and deked around a defender to set up Letang's goal 1:24 into OT, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 to rebound from a blowout loss. He has five points in four games.
Nov. 4, 2016 Letang assisted on both of Sidney Crosby's goals in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss in Los Angeles. Letang has four points in two games after missing five with an upper-body injury.
Nov. 3, 2016 Letang justified that lofty praise in his return after missing five games with an upper-body injury, scoring a power-play goal and adding an assist as the Penguins defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Wednesday night. He has four points in five games this season.
Oct. 19, 2016 Letang returned Wednesday against Anaheim after missing five games with an upper-body injury. Letang has no goals and two assists in four games.
May 30, 2016 Letang says he is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against San Jose despite not skating the past two days. Letang brushed off any concern about the injury, while center Nick Bonino also gave the thumbs up for the series opener after blocking a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Letang has averaged 28:46 minutes a game for the Penguins during the playoffs.
May 13, 2016 Letang left Friday's game briefly early in the first period after getting hit illegally from behind by Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan. Callahan earned a 5-minute major penalty after crunching Letang in the corner by the Pittsburgh net. Letang made it off the ice under his own power and returned later in the period.
May 3, 2016 The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson. Letang will miss Wednesday night's Game 4 after the NHL Department of Player Safety ruled Tuesday that Letang made ''significant head contact'' on Johansson well after the Capitals forward had released the puck during a sequence in the first period during Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
April 1, 2016 Letang continued his hot streak with a goal and an assists on Thursday. He has two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak.
March 20, 2016 Letang scored his 14th goal on Saturday. He extended his career high after logging just one assist the previous three games.
March 1, 2016 Letang had a goal and an assist Monday. Letang has eight points in his last six games.
Feb. 22, 2016 Letang contributed three assists to Sunday's win at Buffalo. Letang is on a three-game point streak and has 29 points (8 goals, 29 assists) in 21 games since Dec. 31, tops among NHL defensemen.
Feb. 9, 2016 Letang had two assists Monday. He has 16 assists in his last 15 games.
Feb. 7, 2016 Letang had two goals and an assist, including the winning score on a power play in overtime, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lift the Penguins over the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night. Letang has eight goals and 14 assists in his last 14 games.
Jan. 19, 2016 Letang had two assists Monday. He had nine assists and 14 points in the last eight games.
Jan. 16, 2016 Letang had a goal with an assist Friday. He has five goals and seven assists in seven games.
Jan. 6, 2016 Letang had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Chicago. Letang has three goals and seven assists in his last five games.
Jan. 3, 2016 Letang had three assists in Saturday's win over the Islanders. Letang has two goals and six assists in his last four games.
Jan. 1, 2016 Letang finished with two goals and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win at Detroit. The goals were just Letang's second and third of the season and first since Oct. 13.
Dec. 27, 2015 Letang handed out two assists in Saturday's 3-1 win at Minnesota. The defenseman has racked up 12 assists over his last 15 games for the Penguins.
Dec. 5, 2015 Letang returned Wednesday. Letang was out with another undisclosed injury.
Nov. 26, 2015 Letang recorded his 11th and 12th assists Wednesday against the Blues. Letang has nine assists over his last 10 games.
March 28, 2015 Letang took a scary hit on March 28 against Arizona and had to be hospitalized. He's out with a concussion, and the nature of the injury makes it difficult to place a timetable on his return.
Jan. 22, 2015 Letang had a career-high five assists in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. The Penguins defenseman sat out the final game before the All-Star break with concussion-like symptoms. Letang has 11 assists and one goal in his last six games.
Jan. 20, 2015 Letang crumpled to the ice and was down for several minutes Tuesday as he was victimized by unsavory thuggish behavior by Flyers toughguy Zac Rinaldo in a fight-filled game that was unsurprisingly cheered on wildly by a bloodthirsty Philadelphia crowd. The fisticuffs started after Rinaldo sped toward Letang alone along the boards late in the first period. Rinaldo rammed his right shoulder into Letang's back and slammed the defenseman into the glass. Letang did not return as the Flyers fans roared in appreciation.
Jan. 19, 2015 Letang had a pair of assists in a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman has one goal and six of his 23 assists in the past four games. He needs one more assist to reach 200 in his career.
Jan. 17, 2015 Letang had two assists in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Friday night. Letang has seven of his 30 points in the last six games, totaling one goal and six assists.
Dec. 14, 2014 Letang scored twice in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss at Columbus. Letang has four goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.
Dec. 13, 2014 Letang scored his fifth goal of the season in Friday's win over Calgary. Letang now has two goals and four assists over his last four games.
Nov. 29, 2014 Letang remains out because of a lower-body injury. Letang last played Nov. 28. Letang has four goals and 14 assists in 22 games for the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
Nov. 9, 2014 Letang scored twice and added two assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo. It matched a career high single-game point mark for the defenseman. He's got eight points in six games.
Oct. 12, 2014 Letang had two assists Saturday. Letang had no points in his fantasy opener.
March 17, 2014 Letang will play on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, more than two months after suffering a stroke. General manager Ray Shero says Letang has been cleared by team doctors. He says it was the 26-year-old Letang's decision whether to play again this season. Letang hasn't played since Jan. 27. He suffered the stroke two days later. Tests revealed a small hole in his heart, which doctors say could have contributed to the stroke. The hole hasn't been repaired, but Shero says the team is confident playing hockey didn't cause Letang's stroke.
Feb. 27, 2014 Recovering from a stroke, Letang said his doctors have reassured him that he'll be play hockey again. When that could happen is unclear. The 26-year-old Letang spoke to the media before the Penguins faced Montreal on Thursday night, the first time he has spoken to reporters since having the stroke on a West Coast trip before the Olympic break.
Jan. 31, 2014 Letang will be out for six-plus weeks after having a stroke. Penguins general manager Ray Shero announced Friday that Letang had a stroke last week. Shero says Letang will be treated with blood thinners, adding the stroke is not expected to threaten his career. His last game was Jan. 27 against Buffalo. He has 10 goals - matching a career high - and 18 assists in 34 games this season for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins.
Jan. 23, 2014 Letang was credited with his eighth assist in Wednesday's win over Montreal. Letang has six points in seven games since returning from injury.
Dec. 16, 2013 The Pittsburgh Penguins placed Letang on injured reserve Monday with an upper-body injury. Coach Dan Bylsma said Letang could return after Christmas.
Dec. 14, 2013 Letang had an assist in his return Sunday and helped Pittsburgh top Winnipeg 6-5. The defenseman was on the ice for nearly 25 minutes after missing 10 games with an elbow injury.
Sept. 30, 2013 Letang is starting the season on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. There are few details about Letang's injury, so continue to monitor the developments.
Sept. 28, 2013 Letang is out indefinitely with what coach Dan Bylsma described as a lower-body injury. Letang did not skate Saturday with the rest of the team in West Point, N.Y., where the Penguins are spending the weekend in the run-up to the season opener against New Jersey. Bylsma said Letang will be re-evaluated when the Penguins return to Pittsburgh on Monday. There is no timetable for his return.
July 2, 2013 Letang has received an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. Letang joins star centers Sidney Crosby (12 years, $104.4 million) and Evgeni Malkin (eight years, $76 million) as players the Penguins have given long-term contracts to in the past 13 months.
May 7, 2013 Montreal's P.K. Subban, Letang and Minnesota's Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL's top defenseman. Each is a Norris finalist for the first time. Letang finished second in the scoring race among defensemen despite missing more than a quarter of the season.
April 18, 2013 Letang had three assists in Wednesday's 6-4 win over Montreal. Letang has 17 assists in his last 13 games.
March 27, 2013 Letang was back in the lineup Thursday and had an assist in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay. Letang missed the previous six games with a lower-body injury.
March 17, 2013 Letang returned Tuesday for Pittsburgh. Letang had missed three straight games with a lower body injury.
March 10, 2013 Letang had two assists in a wild 5-4 SO win at Toronto on Saturday. Letang is red-hot with nine points in four March games.
March 3, 2013 Letang had a career-high four assists in Pittsburgh's wild 7-6 overtime win over Montreal on Saturday. Letang currently leads all NHL defensemen with 19 points.
Feb. 8, 2013 Letang returned to the ice Wednesday for Pittsburgh. Letang was out due to a lower-body injury.
Feb. 4, 2013 Letang had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-3 victory at Washington. Letang has four of his eight points in his last three games.
April 4, 2012 Letang had a season-high three assists during a 5-3 win in Boston on Tuesday night. The performance ended a three-game point drought for the defenseman.
March 27, 2012 Letang returned from a lower-body injury during Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Letang sustained the injury in the third period of a 5-2 win over New Jersey on March 25.
March 1, 2012 Letang left a Feb. 29 game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return. Letang was down on the ice for several minutes midway through the period after he was hit in the head area on a hard check along the end boards by Dallas' Eric Nystrom. Letang, Pittsburgh's top-scoring defenseman at the time with 31 points, skated shakily to the locker room while Nystrom went to the penalty box to serve a roughing minor.
Jan. 23, 2012 Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang have been added to the roster for Sunday's NHL All-Star game. Eberle and Letang, who was an All-Star in 2011, replace injured Wild forward Mikko Koivu and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien on the All-Star roster.
Jan. 21, 2012 Letang had a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. Letang has a four-game run of points with five points.
Dec. 6, 2011 Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in late November. Letang has been cleared to play by team doctors and is optimistic he can suit up sometime before the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 29. He is not expected to play on Tuesday night when the Penguins host Carolina. Letang was playing arguably the best hockey of his career before taking an elbow to the head in a 4-3 win over the Canadiens on Nov. 26. He returned to the game and scored the overtime winner but woke up the next morning with a headache.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Dec. 27, 2017 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang (lower body) will come off injured reserve to play against the Flyers on Tuesday.
Feb. 23, 2017 Neck surgery None Injured Reserve Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck and miss the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs, with an expected recovery time of four to six months.
Jan. 15, 2017 Knee None Injured Reserve Letang (knee) will play in Tuesday's matchup with Nashville.
Jan. 10, 2017 Illness None Day-to-Day Letang missed Tuesday's practice due to illness but reportedly will be in Wednesday's lineup.
Dec. 15, 2016 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang (lower-body injury) was removed from IR on Saturday.
Oct. 19, 2016 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Letang returned Wednesday against Anaheim after missing five games with an upper-body injury.
Jan. 16, 2016 Wrist None Day-to-Day Letang missed Sunday's game against Carolina due to a wrist injury.
Dec. 27, 2015 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Letang returned Wednesday after missing one game.
Dec. 11, 2015 Undisclosed injury None Injured Reserve Letang returned Wednesday.
Dec. 5, 2015 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Letang returned Wednesday.
March 29, 2015 Concussion None Day-to-Day Letang took a scary hit on March 28 against Arizona and had to be hospitalized.
March 28, 2015 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Letang took a scary hit from Arizona's Shane Doan and had to be hospitalized.
Jan. 21, 2015 Head None Day-to-Day Letang had a career-high five assists in a 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Nov. 29, 2014 Groin None Injured Reserve Letang remains out because of a lower-body injury.
Jan. 30, 2014 Stroke None Injured Reserve Letang will play on Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, more than two months after suffering a stroke.
Dec. 14, 2013 Upper-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang had an assist in his return Sunday and helped Pittsburgh top Winnipeg 6-5.
Sept. 28, 2013 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang is starting the season on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
March 27, 2013 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang was back in the lineup Thursday and had an assist in a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.
March 18, 2013 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang returned Tuesday for Pittsburgh.
March 17, 2013 Left game - lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Letang left Sunday's game with a lower-body injury.
Feb. 7, 2013 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Letang returned to the ice Wednesday for Pittsburgh.
March 27, 2012 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Letang returned from a lower-body injury during Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
March 1, 2012 Concussion-like symptoms None Day-to-Day Letang left a Feb. 29 game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Nov. 27, 2011 Concussion None Injured Reserve Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in late November.
Date Injury Return Date Status Detail
May 3, 2016 Suspended One game by NHL for illegal check The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson. None

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2018-05-08 analysis Letang did everything he could to make up for his defensive lapse in Game 5 that led to Washington taking a 3-2 series lead, but it wasn't enough to force a Game 7. The defenseman -- who missed the entire 2018 Stanley Cup run due to injury -- compiled three goals, eight assists and 25 shots in 12 playoff outings. During the regular season, the 30-year-old notched 51 points, including 20 scored wit
2018-05-08 update Letang notched the Penguins' only goal in Monday's overtime loss to Washington.
2018-05-04 analysis With his power-play assist, Letang has points in three straight games. After being relatively absent in Game 1 of this second-round series, the defenseman has turned it up with eight shots, eight hits and eight blocks in the previous three contests. Coach Mike Sullivan will continue to ride the Montreal native, which will have him logging more than 25 minutes per game in the postseason.
2018-05-04 update Letang garnered a helper in Thursday's Game 4 defeat of the Capitals.
2018-05-02 analysis In addition to his assist, Letang dished out six hits in an effort to match the physicality of Washington. The blueliner is having a solid postseason, as he is averaging a point per game, along with 17 shots, 18 hits and 21 blocks -- all while averaging 25:11 of ice time. The only deficiency in the Montreal native's game in the playoffs has been his lack of production on the power play, where he h
2018-05-02 update Letang tallied a helper in Game 3 versus the Capitals on Wednesday.
2018-04-30 analysis Letang is currently averaging a point per game in the postseason (two goals and six assists), which puts him one tally behind John Carlson and Torey Krug. Unsurprisingly, the 30-year-old leads the Penguins in playoff ice time at 24:59 per game -- a full three minutes more than Justin Schultz. Last season, the team spread out the workload for its defensemen with Tanger sidelined, but that is clearl
2018-04-30 update Letang scored the only goal for Pittsburgh in Sunday's Game 2 loss to Washington.
2018-04-22 analysis He saved the best for last in the series, and Letang wraps up the first round with a goal and seven points through six games. The 30-year-old blueliner also laid a surprising six hits in Sunday's win after not recording more than four in any regular-season game, but he likely won't deliver that kind of punishment in the second round, as Letang isn't especially noted for his physical play -- he onl
2018-04-22 update Letang notched three assists in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Flyers in Game 6.
2018-04-15 analysis Letang took a big hit from Philadelphia's Claude Giroux in Game 2 Friday, but still managed to finish the game after a brief absence. With a long injury history for the 30-year-old, it's fortunate that this wasn't a a serious injury to the head or neck. Letang should slot in to his normal spot on the top defensive pair and first power-play unit. Letang got a little banged up in Game 2, and there was mild concern he might be unable to play in this contest. He led the Penguins with 25:40 of ice time, so clearly he was just fine. The 30-year-old was unusually healthy this year, and was able to manage 51 points as a result. Now he's carrying that into the postseason.
2018-04-15 update Letang (undisclosed) was on the ice for pregame warmups and is expected to suit up for Game 3 Sunday, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Letang picked up two power-play assists in a 5-1 Game 3 win over the Flyers on Sunday.
2018-04-15 analysis Letang took a big hit from Philadelphia's Claude Giroux in Game 2 Friday, but still managed to finish the game after a brief absence. With a long injury history for the 30-year-old, it's fortunate that this wasn't a a serious injury to the head or neck. Letang should slot in to his normal spot on the top defensive pair and first power-play unit.
2018-04-15 update Letang (undisclosed) was on the ice for pregame warmups and is expected to suit up for Game 3 Sunday, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
2018-04-15 injury_note Letang took a <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/985201957597057025">maintenance day</a> away from practice Saturday, but he will travel with the Penguins to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Sunday.
2018-04-15 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-04-15 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-04-15 Date Injured 2018-04-14
2018-04-15 Injured Yes No
2018-04-14 analysis There had been some concern about Letang's availability for Game 3 since Jamie Oleksiak worked on the power play in Letang's stead in the morning session, but those fears have largely been assuaged by coach Mike Sullivan telling reporters that Letang was given the day off for maintenance. Very rarely does this signal a serious injury for a player, but Sullivan tends to be coy about the availabilit
2018-04-14 update Letang took a maintenance day away from practice Saturday, but he will travel with the Penguins to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Sunday.
2018-04-14 injury_note Letang took a <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/985201957597057025">maintenance day</a> away from practice Saturday, but he will travel with the Penguins to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Sunday.
2018-04-14 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-04-14 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-04-14 Date Injured 2018-04-14
2018-04-14 Injured No Yes
2018-04-12 analysis Pittsburgh's premier defenseman must be thrilled about being healthy for the playoffs after a neck injury rendered him unavailable for the Stanley Cup championship run last year. Letang worked hard this past offseason to get back into playing shape and it paid off as he generated nine goals, 42 assists and 20 power-play points through 79 regular-season contests.
2018-04-12 update Letang produced an assist to supplement four PIM, two blocked shots and a plus-4 rating in Wednesday's 7-0 drubbing of the Flyers during Game 1 of the conference quarterfinals.
2018-03-30 analysis Letang lit the lamp himself in the second period before drawing the lone helper on Sidney Crosby's overtime game-winner. The flashy blueliner's 75 appearances are the most he's had in a season since playing the full 82 back in 2010-11, and his season scoring pace of .64 points per game (48/75) is identical to his career mark (434/678).
2018-03-30 update Letang contributed a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime triumph over the Devils.
2018-03-28 analysis Letang, who missed the entire 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, is looking to finish out the regular season in style. He's set 210 shots on goal through 74 games, but to be fair, the conversion rate on those attempts (3.3 percent) is unimpressive by his own standards. Still, the rearguard was relentless in his quest to fully recover from neck surgery, and the hard work has paid off in a major way seeing
2018-03-28 update Letang scored his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 road loss to the Red Wings.
2018-03-16 analysis The veteran has now collected a goal, five assists, 15 shots and 12 blocked shots through his past seven contests. Letang has returned to quarterbacking the No. 1 power-play unit after a brief hiatus, and with Pittsburgh pacing the league in goals per game (4.1) since the All-Star break, he projects to remain a well-rounded, high-end contributor from the blue line.
2018-03-16 update Letang registered two assists during Thursday's 5-3 win over Montreal.
2018-02-13 analysis After marking the scoresheet in five of 17 games since returning from a lower-body injury Jan. 2, this was a welcomed breakout showing from the veteran defenseman. Letang now has a respectable 33 points, 158 shots and 48 PIM through 55 games, and Tuesday's strong game improved him to a close-to-manageable minus-11 for the campaign. A strong finish to the season is within reach.
2018-02-13 update Letang recorded two assists, five shots and a plus-4 rating during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
2018-01-27 analysis Letang made an All-Star team, but that was by reputation more than performance. The Canadian has only three goals and 28 points in 48 games, and most of that came early in the year. Fantasy owners will have to hope he regains his form after the All-Star break ends.
2018-01-27 update Letang has zero points in his last five games, and he has only four points in his last 17 contests.
2018-01-08 analysis Coming into Sunday, there probably wasn't a preseason top fantasy defensemen in need of a goal more than Letang. He hadn't scored since Dec. 7, going his last 10 games with just two assists. Letang appears to be finally finding his game, though, and could be on his way to the third 50-point campaign in the last four seasons.
2018-01-08 update Letang recorded a goal and an assist in a 6-5 overtime victory over the Bruins on Sunday.
2018-01-02 analysis Letang's reintroduction to the lineup comes after a three-game stint on the sidelines. The oft-injured defenseman technically still needs to be activated off injured reserve, but the team made the necessary roster moves Monday in order to clear space under the 23-man limit. Based on the game-day skate, the veteran will resume his spot on the power play -- a role in which he has tallied 14 of his 2
2018-01-02 update Letang (lower body) will suit up against the Flyers on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
2018-01-02 injury_note Letang (lower body) is with the Penguins in Carolina, despite initial reports he would not make the trip, <a href="https://twitter.com/JMackeyPG/status/946787723578433536">Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a> reports.
2018-01-02 Injury Status IR
2018-01-02 Injury Text Lower Body
2018-01-02 Date Injured 2017-12-29
2018-01-02 Injured Yes No
2017-12-29 analysis While Letang was placed on injured reserve Thursday, he'll be eligible to return as soon as Sunday's road clash with Detroit, but then again, a Jan. 4 return against the visiting Hurricanes seems like the most realistic estimate for Letang based on Rutherford's latest comments. A perennial power-play contributor, Letang has already mirrored his man-advantage totals (two goals, 12 assists) from las Letang -- who has already been ruled out against the Hurricanes on Friday -- was slated for a mid-week return according to general manager Jim Rutherford, which could have him available in time for the last contest of the club's three-game road trip. A fierce competitor, the blueliner is no doubt motivated to get back into the lineup in time for the clash with the hated Flyers on Tuesday.
2017-12-29 update Letang (lower body) could make his return by the middle of next week, according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Letang (lower body) is with the Penguins in Carolina, despite initial reports he would not make the trip, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
2017-12-29 injury_note Letang (lower body) could make his return by the middle of next week, according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, <a href="https://twitter.com/JMackeyPG/status/946758133782908929">Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a> reports. Letang (lower body) is with the Penguins in Carolina, despite initial reports he would not make the trip, <a href="https://twitter.com/JMackeyPG/status/946787723578433536">Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a> reports.
2017-12-29 analysis While Letang was placed on injured reserve Thursday, he'll be eligible to return as soon as Sunday's road clash with Detroit, but then again, a Jan. 4 return against the visiting Hurricanes seems like the most realistic estimate for Letang based on Rutherford's latest comments. A perennial power-play contributor, Letang has already mirrored his man-advantage totals (two goals, 12 assists) from las
2017-12-29 update Letang (lower body) could make his return by the middle of next week, according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
2017-12-29 injury_note Letang (lower body) was <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946522197597843462">placed</a> on the injured reserve Thursday. Letang (lower body) could make his return by the middle of next week, according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, <a href="https://twitter.com/JMackeyPG/status/946758133782908929">Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a> reports.
2017-12-29 Date Injured 2017-12-28 2017-12-29
2017-12-29 injury_note Letang (lower body) was <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946522197597843462">placed</a> on the injured reserve on Thursday. Letang (lower body) was <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946522197597843462">placed</a> on the injured reserve Thursday.
2017-12-28 analysis Letang will stay back in Pittsburgh when the team departs for Carolina, but could rejoin the team at some point during the three-game trip, per Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Penguins are suddenly very thin on the blue line with Justin Schultz (lower body) already on IR and Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) picking up an injury Wednesday. Despite a seven-game goal drought, Letang is a loc Letang missed Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets with the ailment and will now miss several more. The 30-year-old defenseman has been riddled with injuries for most of his career, so it's something fantasy owners should always calculate for. For now, there's no set timetable for Letang's return.
2017-12-28 update Letang (lower body) will miss Friday's matchup with the Hurricanes. Letang (lower body) was placed on the injured reserve on Thursday.
2017-12-28 injury_note Letang (lower body) <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946444349088370688">will miss</a> Friday's matchup with the Hurricanes. Letang (lower body) was <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946522197597843462">placed</a> on the injured reserve on Thursday.
2017-12-28 Injury Status Day-To-Day IR
2017-12-28 analysis Letang will stay back in Pittsburgh when the team departs for Carolina, but could rejoin the team at some point during the three-game trip, per Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Penguins are suddenly very thin on the blue line with Justin Schultz (lower body) already on IR and Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) picking up an injury Wednesday. Despite a seven-game goal drought, Letang is a loc
2017-12-28 update Letang (lower body) will miss Friday's matchup with the Hurricanes.
2017-12-28 injury_note Letang has been <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946053226125758464">ruled out</a> for Wednesday's clash with the Blue Jackets with a lower-body ailment. Letang (lower body) <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946444349088370688">will miss</a> Friday's matchup with the Hurricanes.
2017-12-28 Date Injured 2017-12-27 2017-12-28
2017-12-27 analysis Letang logged just 23:44 of ice time against the Ducks on Saturday -- well below his 25:46 season average -- so it's possible he picked up a slight injury during that game. Coach Mike Sullivan deemed Letang as day-to-day, which bodes well for his availability during the Penguins' upcoming three-game road trip that kicks off Friday versus Carolina.
2017-12-27 update Letang has been ruled out for Wednesday's clash with the Blue Jackets with a lower-body ailment.
2017-12-27 injury_note Letang has been <a href="https://twitter.com/penguins/status/946053226125758464">ruled out</a> for Wednesday's clash with the Blue Jackets with a lower-body ailment.
2017-12-27 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-12-27 Injury Text Lower Body
2017-12-27 Date Injured 2017-12-27
2017-12-27 Injured No Yes
2017-12-22 analysis Letang also picked up four PIM in the chippy affair between the two rivals. The top pairing blueliner had been held off the scoresheet in three straight games, but he got back on track with a dominant night against Columbus. His minus-13 rating is disappointing, but it's hard to complain about his 25 points and power-play production. Letang's monstrous ice time and offensive skill make him an auto
2017-12-22 update Letang turned in a strong showing Thursday against Columbus, collecting an assist on the power play, firing five shots on goal and netting the shootout winner in 29:42 of ice time.
2017-12-10 analysis As should have been expected, Letang has been slow to finding his game since returning from offseason neck surgery. Letang has been particularly poor in his own zone and currently possesses a career-worst minus-13 rating, but he's been heating up as of late. Letang has six assists in the last four contests with a even rating, and his eight shots Saturday were a season-high. It might be frustrating
2017-12-10 update Letang posted an assist, a plus-2 rating and eight shots on goal in a 4-3 loss against the Maples Leafs on Saturday.
2017-12-08 analysis Letang is riding a three-game point streak in which he's piled up five assists. The 30-year-old hasn't scored since Oct.11, but it's hard to argue with his 23 points in 30 contests. While Letang's consistent offensive production makes him a fantasy asset, his minus-15 rating and lack of goal-scoring is a tad disappointing. The power-play quarterback is still an automatic roll, as he's been held of Letang is riding a three-game point streak in which he's piled up five helpers. The 30-year-old hasn't scored since Oct.11, but it's hard to argue with his 23 points in 30 contests. While Letang's consistent offensive production makes him a fantasy asset, his minus-15 rating and lack of goal scoring is a tad disappointing. The power-play quarterback is still an automatic roll, as he's been held of
2017-12-08 update Letang contributed a pair of helpers in Thursday's win over the Islanders. Letang contributed a pair of power-play assists in Thursday's win over the Islanders.
2017-12-08 analysis Letang is riding a three-game point streak in which he's piled up five assists. The 30-year-old hasn't scored since Oct.11, but it's hard to argue with his 23 points in 30 contests. While Letang's consistent offensive production makes him a fantasy asset, his minus-15 rating and lack of goal-scoring is a tad disappointing. The power-play quarterback is still an automatic roll, as he's been held of
2017-12-08 update Letang contributed a pair of helpers in Thursday's win over the Islanders.
2017-11-24 analysis The elephant in the room right now with Letang is his crippling minus-16 rating. Otherwise, it's been business as usual for the stalwart defender. Additionally, there are plenty of fantasy formats that don't include the category, and there is also oodles of time to correct the eyesore mark. Considering his body of work, fantasy owners probably shouldn't downgrade Letang too much. Still, he also ne
2017-11-24 update Letang recorded a power-play assist, a shot on net, two blocked shots and four hits through 24:36 of ice time (1:46 with the man advantage) during Friday's 4-3 loss to Boston.
2017-11-02 analysis While Letang continues to struggle to find the back of the net -- he has just one goal in 14 games -- the assists keep piling up, as he now has nine on the year, including four in the last three games. Not to be overlooked by fantasy owners, seven of the blueliner's helpers, and his lone goal, have come with the man advantage. The biggest knock on the 30-year-old is his plus/minus rating, which cu
2017-11-02 update Letang garnered two assists in Wednesday's clash with Edmonton.
2017-10-25 analysis Letang has picked up right where he left off offensively as well, with one power-play goal and five helpers (three on the man advantage). As long as the 30-year-old is healthy, he will lead Pittsburgh in ice time, while pairing him with the defensive-minded Brian Dumoulin will only serve to free up Letang to jump into the play more often.
2017-10-25 update Letang is averaging 26:06 of ice time and is back to eating up huge minutes for the Penguins after undergoing neck surgery that ended his 2016-17 campaign early.
2017-10-15 analysis The veteran defenseman provided a secondary man-advantage helper on a Sidney Crosby goal in the first period, and then he was the primary setup man on another Crosby marker in the third frame. Letang has looked healthy following neck surgery performed last April, adding four points (one goal, three assists) and averaging 26:09 of ice time through six contests.
2017-10-15 update Letang provided two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the visiting Panthers.
2017-10-12 analysis Letang opened the scoring in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over Washington by getting to the front of the net and knocking home the bouncing puck. Its not the usual blue line rocket from the defenseman, but no doubt he was thrilled to get his first goal in nearly eight months after being sidelined with a neck injury at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
2017-10-12 update Letang scored his first goal of the season against the Capitals on Wednesday.
2017-09-23 analysis There should be pandemonium the moment that Letang gets spotted in front of the home crowd at PPG Paints Arena. The prolific puck-pushing defenseman hasn't seen game action since Feb. 21, but the newly minted alternate captain worked hard in the offseason in order to get clearance for training camp. Letang produced five goals, 29 assists and 14 points with the man advantage last season, but he mis
2017-09-23 update Letang (neck) will make an appearance in Sunday's exhibition home contest against the Blues, theScore reports.
2017-09-10 analysis The three-time Stanley Cup champion had an injury-hit season in 2016-17, suiting up in just 41 games while still managing to produce 34 points. Having been sidelined since Feb. 21, don't expect the Pens to immediately throw Letang into the fire, but instead ease him back into his role as the team's No. 1 defenseman.
2017-09-10 update Letang (neck) is healthy enough to participate in the team's upcoming training camp, according general manager Jim Rutherford.
2017-09-10 injury_note Letang, who had neck surgery April 13, said he's getting stronger every day, <a href="https://www.nhl.com/news/kris-letang-training-with-nfl-great-terrell-owens/c-290522480">NHL.com</a> reports.
2017-09-10 Injury Status Out
2017-09-10 Injury Text Neck
2017-09-10 Date Injured 2017-07-30
2017-09-10 Injured Yes No
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $7.250M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $7.250M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes