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Letang picked up two power-play assists in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Penguins turned the game into a runaway with three unanswered goals on the man advantage in the second period, with Letang setting up David Perron and Evgeni Malkin on scores. Letang has been an asset on the power play all season, where his 21 assists rank third in the league.
Kris Letang D PIT 16 Days
Letang (undisclosed) was on the ice for Wednesday's practice, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.Letang was temporarily forced out of action in Wednesday's loss to the Capitals when Alex Ovechkin clubbed the defenseman in the foot with his stick. Based on Letang's participation in practice Wednesday, it would seem he escaped the game without much concern about the injury, which should enable him to suit up Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Kris Letang D PIT 17 Days
Letang registered his 35th assist Tuesday, giving him 45 points in 51 games.He took an Alexander Ovechkin slash to his skate, crashing into the end boards. After missing a couple shifts, the defender returned to finish the game. Letang has a history of concussion, so it's possible symptoms propagate in the next couple days.
Kris Letang D PIT 21 Days
With a goal and assist Thursday, Letang moved into a tie with Calgary's Mark Giordano for the scoring lead (44 points) among blueliners.Letang has collected a point on over half of Pittsburgh's goals in the last 14 games, with 19 points on 37 goals. He continues to make a case for the Norris Trophy, though he's gone pointless on the power play over the last six games (13 chances) in February.
Kris Letang D PIT 22 Days
Letang scored the game-opening goal 1:01 into the first period and added an assist Thursday in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.The goal was his first in nearly a month, as he'd last tallied Jan. 13 against Minnesota. But despite the lack of pucks in nets, he's been plenty productive points-wise, having accumulated a whopping 12 points in his last nine games.
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Letang, who missed part of Friday's game after taking a deflected puck to his face, tallied an assist against Calgary.
With three takeaways, he likely won a potential Norris Trophy showdown with the Flames' Mark Giordano, who turned over the puck on Pittsburgh's game-winning goal. Letang now has nine goals and 41 points in 46 games.
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Letang collected a helper Wednesday, giving him assists on 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 goals.
The blueliner has seven points (2A, 5A) in seven games against Calgary, Pittsburgh's next opponent Friday. He'll go up against the Flames' Mark Giordano, who leads all NHL defenders with 43 points in 52 games. Letang sits second in the league with 40 points in 45 tilts.
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Letang tallied two helpers Friday -- including one on the power play -- giving him assists on each of Pittsburgh's last seven goals.
The defender, who rung one shot off the post Friday, has scored a goal and 13 assists in his last eight contests. He's also closing in on a point per game pace with 39 points (9G, 30A) in 43 games. After suffering a stroke nearly a year ago to today's date, Letang has made an amazing recover, providing fantasy owners with elite production as a defenseman.
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Letang, who'd been questionable for Tuesday's game with a head injury, slotted into the lineup and assisted on all five Pittsburgh goals, adding a plus-2 rating and two PIM in a victory over the Jets.
So it seems like he's feeling alright. Letang had sat out the Pens' final game before the break, but it looks like that's all the time he needed to get over the hit he took a week ago Tuesday.
Kris Letang D PIT 1 Month
Letang (head) is on the ice for pregame warmups and is listed as a member of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets.
Letang was termed a game-time decision Tuesday after missing the Pens' final contest before the All-Star break with a probable head injury. However, after practicing Monday and Tuesday without incident, it was believed he was likely to play, and it seems like that will indeed be the case based on his on-ice activity during warmups. Fantasy owners should have no qualms about keeping Letang active; with 32 points in 40 games, he's been one of the most productive blueliners in the NHL this season despite an assortment of minor injuries.