Kris Letang D PIT 18 Hrs

Letang (lower body) could play Monday against the Devils.

Letang limped off the ice during the third period of Saturday's game against the Capitals, but the injury appears to be minor. If he ends up being unavailable Monday, his next chance to return will come Wednesday against the Hurricanes.

Kris Letang D PIT 1 Day

Letang limped off the ice in the third period of Saturday's game against the Capitals, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Seth Rorabaugh reports.

No injury details yet, but Letang appeared to put very little weight on his right leg as he went off after being hit by a puck. The Pens have a quick turnaround before Sunday's game against the Devils, putting Letang's availability in question.

Kris Letang D PIT 5 Days

Letang scored his second goal in four games with his goalie pulled for an extra attacker Tuesday.

Health is always a big concern for the blueliner and he's played in 29 of Pittsburgh's first 33 contests. Letang now has 19 goals (including seven on the power play) in his last 66 games dating back to 2013-14.

Kris Letang D PIT 10 Days

Letang was hit by two Colorado shots Thursday but didn't miss any time, skating 28:24 TOI against the Avs.

He took four shots on goal and delivered a team-high five hits. Letang also appeared injured by a Dennis Everberg check (which was penalized). The Penguins can ill-afford to lose their top defenseman, who saw his three-game goal streak come to an end.

Kris Letang D PIT 15 Days

Letang scored two goals Saturday, including his third career short-handed effort, in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

The blueliner, who also beat goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for a shootout goal, collected two PIM, four shots on goal and a season-best plus-3 rating. Letang extended his point streak to five games, during which he's potted four goals while adding four helpers. He's raised his game to Norris-Trophy caliber with his fine play in recent weeks.

Kris Letang D PIT 16 Days

Letang returned from a five-game absence Friday and scored a power-play goal -- his fifth goal of the season -- against the Flames.

Letang deflected a Simon Despres in front of the Calgary net to give Pittsburgh an early 2-0 lead. Despite sitting out since Nov. 28, he led his team in ice time (27:16). The blueliner also extended his point streak to four games (2G, 4A).

Kris Letang D PIT 17 Days

Letang (groin) was activated from injured reserve Friday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Letang has been out since late November with the groin injury, but has been participating in practice this week. Coach Mike Johnston indicated that he expects Letang to play Friday against the Flames, and his removal from injured reserve furthers that expectation.

Kris Letang D PIT 17 Days

Coach Mike Johnston said after Friday's morning skate that he expected Letang (groin) to play later in the evening against the Flames, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Penguins will still have to formally activate Letang from injured reserve before game time, but that should happen at some point in the afternoon. The blueliner was a full participant in both Thursday's practice and Friday's optional session, clearing the way for him to reenter the lineup after a five-game break.

Kris Letang D PIT 18 Days

Letang (groin) is expected to return to action Friday against the Flames, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Letang took full contact at Thursday's practice and is being labeled as a game-time decision, but seems to be trending toward active status for Friday. His availability will ultimately hinge on the decision of the coaching and medical staff, though it seems likely that his participation in Friday's morning skate without any limitations will be enough to give him the green light to play. Letang has missed the last five games with the groin injury.

Kris Letang D PIT 20 Days

Letang (groin) went through a full practice Tuesday, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Letang, who has been out since Nov. 28 with the injury, is targeting a return to the Penguins' lineup Friday against the Flames. He'll still need to practice Thursday without any complications before the Penguins activate him from IR, but it seems like the blueliner isn't in line for an especially long absence. He's been outstanding this season when healthy, contributing four goals and 14 assists over 22 games.