Kris Letang D PIT 24 Days

Letang picked up his seventh point -- a power-play assist -- in 10 games for the Penguins on Saturday.

All of his points have come courtesy of the man advantage. Letang also registered seven shots on goal Saturday, giving him 12 shots in his last two games. Penguins assistant coach, Rick Tocchet, has worked with Letang, encouraging him to take more shots -- a message which seems to be getting through. After a brief slump, Letang has once again picked up his play at both ends of the ice.

Kris Letang D PIT 26 Days

Letang scored his first goal of the year -- a first-period power-play tally -- in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Kings.

While Letang hadn't found the net in his first eight games this season, he'd still chipped in a very helpful five assists. Worth noting, too, is that all six of his points this year have come on the power play -- a major reason for his minus-4 rating on the year.

Kris Letang D PIT 1 Month

Letang has struggled in the past couple games, posting a combined minus-5 rating with zero points.

All four of Letang's points in 2014-15 have come courtesy of the power play. He entered Thursday with the second-most time on the man advantage (3:57 TOI). The Pens need better production at even strength and will look to Letang to help snap their recent doldrums.

Kris Letang D PIT 1 Month

Letang chipped in with a pair of power-play assists Saturday in Toronto.

He continues to see first line power-play time on a unit which has converted four times in nine chances through two games. Letang has led all Pittsburgh skaters in ice time in both of the team's games.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

The Penguins plan to pair Letang with Christian Ehrhoff and skate the two blueliners whenever Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin is on the ice, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

New head coach Mike Johnston has stressed puck possession during training camp rather than dump-and-chase, a philosophy which figures to benefit Letang. The defender struggled in 2013-14, skating in a full-season low of 37 games, though he did pot a career-high 11 goals. He's always an injury risk, but on a point-per-game basis there are few defensemen who can compete with Letang. He's set for a fresh start with a new coach and could deliver upside, given that he's slipped somewhat in draft rankings.

Kris Letang D PIT 2 Months

Letang, who suffered a stroke nearly eight months ago, has been working out without any complications this summer and should be a full participant for the start of training camp, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

In addition to the stroke, Letang was limited to 37 games last season due to a knee injury and an elbow infection as well. Though he's the ultimate health risk after missing 99 games over the last three seasons, but few blueliners possess as much skill offensively as Letang, who still accumulated 11 goals and 11 assists in limited action in 2013-14. Letang compiled 50 points in his last full season in 2010, and that total could be in reach again if he can avoid any long-term health complications.

Kris Letang D PIT 5 Months

Kris Letang is not being made available in trade discussions.

General manager Jim Rutherford reiterated that he has no desire to move someone he considers the anchor for the defense corps. The 27-year-old is set to start the first season of his eight-year, $58 million contract. Letang recorded 22 points in 37 games last season.

Kris Letang D PIT 6 Months

New Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is adamant that he is not eager to part with defenseman Kris Letang, whose $7.25 million cap hit takes effect in 2014-15.

"I know his name gets thrown out there, people like to start rumors, but this is an extremely good player," Rutherford said. "I don't have any urgency [to deal him]."

Kris Letang D PIT 6 Months

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review believes the Penguins should try to trade offensive blueliner Kris Letang.

His limited no-trade clause kicks in on July 1 along with his 8-year, $58 million contract. Pittsburgh could also use the cap space to re-sign potential unrestricted free agents like Matt Niskanen. Letang's salary and his injury concerns may make him difficult to deal, though.

Kris Letang D PIT 6 Months

Kris Letang did not suffer a broken foot during the second round of the playoffs, according to his agent Kent Hughes.

There was a report that Letang had a broken foot in addition to a broken hand, but that apparently isn't the case. He sustained the broken hand in Game 7 against the New York Rangers.