Mark Letestu C EDM 3 weeks ago

Letestu outraced a pair of defenders to grab a shorty against the Lightning on Tuesday.

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Mark Letestu C EDM 2 months ago

Letestu scored a shorthanded goal and added an assists in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins.

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Mark Letestu C EDM 2 months ago

Letestu (undisclosed) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Wednesday against the Bruins, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.

Mark Letestu C EDM 2 months ago

Letestu (undisclosed) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt with Boston.

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Mark Letestu C EDM 7 months ago

Letestu signed a three-year contract with the Oilers on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.

Letestu, whose deal is worth an average of $1.8 million per season, is coming off a campaign in which he notched 13 points in 54 games for Columbus. With the Oilers, the 30-year pivot brings a veteran presence to the table in his role as a bottom-six forward.

Mark Letestu C EDM 10 months ago

Letestu, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, hopes to return to the Blue Jackets, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I see myself as having a role here. I feel like I bring a lot to the table, and I still think I can do that for years to come. I'm still hopeful that we'll get something worked out."

He finished the season with just seven goals, 13 points and a minus-9 rating in 54 games, but Letestu won 52.9 percent of his faceoffs and he offers a great deal of versatility from the fourth line. The Jackets' youth movement started this season with Alex Wennberg and Marko Dano though, and if more prospects need NHL ice time next season, there may not be room in Columbus for Letestu.

Mark Letestu C EDM 11 months ago

Letestu collected his seventh goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over the Oilers.

Though he had his shot denied by goalie Ben Scrivens during the shootout, Letestu got the Blue Jackets into the extra period in the first place, finding the net with 10 minutes remaining in regulation to tie the score. As his meager goal total suggests, Letestu is rarely a source of offense for the Blue Jackets. The fourth-line forward is more valued for his skills on defense and in the faceoff circle.

Mark Letestu C EDM 1 year ago

Letestu put the finishing touches on Saturday's win over the Senators, potting a goal with 13 seconds remaining.

Letestu has only three points since the start of January, all of which have been goals. That level of production isn't significant enough to give him much value outside of deeper formats.

Mark Letestu C EDM 1 year ago

Letestu was activated off injured reserve Tuesday.

Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with a groin injury, and has missed 28 consecutive games over that span. He will likely return to his role centering the team's fourth line between Jared Boll and Jeremy Morin. Letestu has tallied five points through nine games with the Jackets this season.

Mark Letestu C EDM 1 year ago

Letestu (groin) has been upgraded to the point where he may be available for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports reports.

Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with a groin injury but began skating in December and has been practicing for almost a week. The 29-year-old hasn't received the official green light for Tuesday, although it seems clear that he'll be back on the ice in short order, if not Tuesday.