Mark Letestu
C CBJ
2 months ago

Letestu failed to secure a point in the Blue Jackets' six-game series defeat to the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

As a result of his lack of productivity, Letestu went from playing 14 minutes in Game 2 to logging a paltry 5:31 in Game 6. It seems the move to Columbus at the trade deadline didn't sit well with the center, as he managed a meager four points in 20 regular season contests. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, it's hard to imagine the club will want to bring the 33-year-old back for 2018-19 given his lack of offensive contributions.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Letestu scored a goal in the first period of Monday's 5-1 win over the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

After a warm welcome back by the Columbus crowd -- he played for the Jackets for four years before leaving in free agency ahead of the 2015-16 campaign -- Letestu celebrated his return by lighting the lamp for just the ninth time this season. Perhaps more importantly he won 10 of his 15 faceoffs, and it's his prowess in the circle rather than his pure offensive skill that will keep him on the ice in key situations. Letestu played only 13:13 in Monday's win, but over two minutes of that came on the power play, with an additional three minutes coming while the Jackets were shorthanded.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Letestu (not injury related) will be in the lineup Monday against the Capitals, George Richards of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Letestu was traded from Edmonton to Columbus there were some issues with his work visa. However, those have clearly been addressed, and the veteran forward will be able to suit up with his new team.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Letestu is hoping to finalize his work visa ahead of Monday's matchup with Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, fantasy owners should consider Letestu a game-time call, as it could be a last minute determination if he is eligible to play. Either way, it seems the center should be ready in time to face off against the Kings on Thursday. In the event the newly acquired Letestu is unable to participate Monday, Sonny Milano or Markus Hannikainen figures to slot into the lineup.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Letestu was traded Sunday from Edmonton to Nashville in exchange for Pontus Aberg, and then traded from Nashville to Columbus for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick.

EDGE Analysis

The pivot was rumored to be on the move at the deadline with Edmonton dropping in the playoff hunt, and it took a three team transaction to make the deal work. Although Letestu has only posted 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 60 games this season, he's been a steady presence on special teams, as he logs 2:17 of power-play time per game and often pitches in on the penalty kill. With Jussi Jokinen being placed on waivers, Letestu figures to become Columbus' new fourth line center.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Several teams have expressed interest in Letestu despite Edmonton's reluctance, the Edmonton Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets are all reportedly interested in acquiring the 33-year-old center. However, the Oilers do not appear willing to part with Letestu -- who will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The aging veteran amassed 11 goals in 13 playoff games in 2016-17 and could provide experienced depth to whomever he is traded. But with just 18 points in 58 games this season, Letestu is best left on the waiver wire for now.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
4 months ago

Letestu collected an assist in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

After being deemed a healthy scratch on Jan. 25, Letestu has only responded with two points in the last six games (both helpers). The 32-year-old center has 18 points in 54 games in 2017-18 (eight goals, ten assists). Despite the numbers, Letestu still retains value in deep leagues with his constant presence on the power-play unit.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
5 months ago

Letestu will be a healthy scratch for Thursday contest against the Flames, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Letestu is currently trapped in a brutal 14-game scoreless drought, registering just 20 shots on goal and a minus-6 rating during the span. Edmonton doesn't play again until Feb. 1 and, barring any roster changes, he should be back in the lineup.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
6 months ago

Letestu scored a short-handed goal and added an assist during Tuesday's 7-2 rout over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

Letestu continues his recent hot streak, with three goals and eight points in his last seven contests. The 32-year-old forward is distinctive from most fourth-line players in that he is a fixture on the top power-play unit, which gives him legitimate fantasy value in deeper leagues.

Mark Letestu
C CBJ
7 months ago

Letestu had a goal and two assists through 14:01 of ice time in Edmonton's loss to Toronto on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

That gives Letestu four points over the last two games. It's an alluring run for the 32-year-old center, but with 11 points in 26 games, he should still be rostered with caution.