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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.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

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.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

Letang (head) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Jets.

We'll continue to track Letang's status as Tuesday's game approaches, but for his part, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review suggests that it "sounds quite likely" that Letang will play Tuesday.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

Letang (head) believes he will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Jets, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Letang was a full participant in practice Monday, and appears to be clear of the symptoms that held him out of last Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, it appears fair to believe he will dress for Tuesday's contest, but the team should confirm his status one way or another before it begins.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

Letang -- who absorbed a hard hit from Zac Rinaldo of the Flyers on Tuesday -- has undergone concussion tests, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While the Penguins have not confirmed whether or not Letang is concussed, the reports suggests that apparently the blueliner has displayed signs of having suffered a concussion. In any case, Letang's status for the Penguins' Jan. 27 contest is unclear, with GM Rutherford noting "we'll be real cautious with this."

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

Letang was not on the ice for pregame warmups Wednesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Letang also was not listed on the Penguins' defensive pairings in advance of their showdown with the Blackhawks. It looks as if Robert Bortuzzo will take his place on the first pairing, with Robert Scuderi and Derrick Pouliot also in line to see extra work.