Kris Letang
D PIT
6 days ago

Letang posted an assist, a plus-2 rating and eight shots on goal in a 4-3 loss against the Maples Leafs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

As should have been expected, Letang has been slow to finding his game since returning from offseason neck surgery. Letang has been particularly poor in his own zone and currently possesses a career-worst minus-13 rating, but he's been heating up as of late. Letang has six assists in the last four contests with a even rating, and his eight shots Saturday were a season-high. It might be frustrating at times because owners need more from Letang, but the key is to remain patient with this superstar blue liner.

Kris Letang
D PIT
1 week ago

Letang contributed a pair of helpers in Thursday's win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Letang is riding a three-game point streak in which he's piled up five assists. The 30-year-old hasn't scored since Oct.11, but it's hard to argue with his 23 points in 30 contests. While Letang's consistent offensive production makes him a fantasy asset, his minus-15 rating and lack of goal-scoring is a tad disappointing. The power-play quarterback is still an automatic roll, as he's been held off the scoresheet just three times in his last 12 outings and logs monstrous minutes.

Kris Letang
D PIT
3 weeks ago

Letang recorded a power-play assist, a shot on net, two blocked shots and four hits through 24:36 of ice time (1:46 with the man advantage) during Friday's 4-3 loss to Boston.

EDGE Analysis

The elephant in the room right now with Letang is his crippling minus-16 rating. Otherwise, it's been business as usual for the stalwart defender. Additionally, there are plenty of fantasy formats that don't include the category, and there is also oodles of time to correct the eyesore mark. Considering his body of work, fantasy owners probably shouldn't downgrade Letang too much. Still, he also needs to avoid injury, which has always been a tall task for the 30-year-old veteran.

Kris Letang
D PIT
1 month ago

Letang contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's shootout loss to the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

While his minus-14 rating isn't ideal, Letang has been a very productive offensive blueliner once again this season. The 30-year-old has collected 13 points through 19 contests, with over half of those coming with the man advantage. Letang has been putting plenty of pucks on net and has been tagged for 14 PIM, making him a pretty valuable fantasy rearguard. His consistent offense from the back-end makes him worth starting every game.

Kris Letang
D PIT
1 month ago

Letang garnered two assists in Wednesday's clash with Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

While Letang continues to struggle to find the back of the net -- he has just one goal in 14 games -- the assists keep piling up, as he now has nine on the year, including four in the last three games. Not to be overlooked by fantasy owners, seven of the blueliner's helpers, and his lone goal, have come with the man advantage. The biggest knock on the 30-year-old is his plus/minus rating, which currently sits at minus-14.

Kris Letang
D PIT
2 months ago

Letang is averaging 26:06 of ice time and is back to eating up huge minutes for the Penguins after undergoing neck surgery that ended his 2016-17 campaign early.

EDGE Analysis

Letang has picked up right where he left off offensively as well, with one power-play goal and five helpers (three on the man advantage). As long as the 30-year-old is healthy, he will lead Pittsburgh in ice time and pairing him with the defensively-minded Brian Dumoulin will only serve to free up Letang to jump up into the play more often.

Kris Letang
D PIT
2 months ago

Letang provided two assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the visiting Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defenseman provided a secondary man-advantage helper on a Sidney Crosby goal in the first period, and then he was the primary setup man on another Crosby marker in the third frame. Letang has looked healthy following neck surgery performed last April, adding four points (one goal, three assists) and averaging 26:09 of ice time through six contests.

Kris Letang
D PIT
2 months ago

Letang scored his first goal of the season against the Capitals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Letang opened the scoring in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over Washington by getting to the front of the net and knocking home the bouncing puck. Its not the usual blue line rocket from the defenseman, but no doubt he was thrilled to get his first goal in nearly eight months after being sidelined with a neck injury at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Kris Letang
D PIT
3 months ago

Letang (neck) will make an appearance in Sunday's exhibition home contest against the Blues, theScore reports.

EDGE Analysis

There should be pandemonium the moment that Letang gets spotted in front of the home crowd at PPG Paints Arena. The prolific puck-pushing defenseman hasn't seen game action since Feb. 21, but the newly minted alternate captain worked hard in the offseason in order to get clearance for training camp. Letang produced five goals, 29 assists and 14 points with the man advantage last season, but he missed out on the playoffs which culminated in the team's second Stanley Cup victory in as many years.

Kris Letang
D PIT
3 months ago

Letang (neck) is healthy enough to participate in the team's upcoming training camp, according general manager Jim Rutherford.

EDGE Analysis

The three-time Stanley Cup champion had an injury-hit season in 2016-17, suiting up in just 41 games while still managing to produce 34 points. Having been sidelined since Feb. 21, don't expect the Pens to immediately throw Letang into the fire, but instead ease him back into his role as the team's No. 1 defenseman.