Kris Letang RUMORS & NEWS

  • Penguins' Letang hopes for longevity, chance to be next Gonchar

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Among Sergei Gonchar's former teammates who still are with the Penguins, nobody has grown more, he said, than Kris Letang. “We always knew he had all the potential,” Gonchar said. “Now he brought his game to another level.” Those words got back to Letang. “I was pretty flattered that..." September 26

  • On eve of training camp, Letang hopes for a healthy season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It is a pretty modest goal. Kris Letang isn’t talking about winning a Norris Trophy or setting a points record for NHL defensemen. What he would like to do in 2015-16, Letang said Tuesday, simply is to dress for all 82 regular-season games. Doesn’t sound like much, but it’s something..." September 16

  • Penguins' Letang says he'll be ready for training camp "Kris Letang said Tuesday he will be ready for the start of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp for the 2015-16 season. Letang missed the final seven games of the regular season and the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a concussion March 28 against the Arizona Coyotes "Without a..." June 24

  • Kris Letang cleared for intense training

    Sportsnet "Finally some good news for Kris Letang, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman has been cleared to resume intense training, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Letang has been recovering from a concussion he suffered on March 28 after hitting his head against the boards after a collision..." June 01

  • Dubnyk, Hammond, Letang voted Masterton finalists "Goaltenders Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 01

  • Doan won't face supplemental discipline for hit on Letang

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not face supplemental discipline for Saturday's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang that sent Letang tumbling backwards into the boards -- a play that was not penalized on the ice. In the reasoning for declining supplemental punishment, a spokesperson for the..." March 30

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Told Letang had concussion symptoms last night which subsided overnight. Stiff neck today. Saw doctors this morning.

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    Jennifer Bullano @PensPRLady

    The @penguins will be without @Letang_58 tonight against the @NHLBlackhawks

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston: “Letang is still going through tests. He still has a couple tests to be cleared. He will be a game-time decision for sure."

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Johnston says Crosby, Hornqvist and Letang should play tonight.

  • Pens’ place Letang on IR, Kunitz to miss 2 weeks with a foot fracture

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins may have squeezed out a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night thanks to a third period goal from Evgeni Malkin, but they’ll have to get used to life without two key pieces of their team. Defenseman Kris Letang (groin) has been placed on injured..." December 03

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #penguins Kris Letang suffered a broken foot (game 6) and a broken hand (game 7) vs Rangers. Can't workout for the next 4 weeks. #jdm

  • Kris Letang to play first game on Wednesday since suffering stroke

    CBS Sports "After suffering a stroke two months ago, Kris Letang is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their top defenseman will play on Wednesday night against Detroit. Though many including Letang himself feared he wouldn't be able to return this season after his terrifying incident, Letang was..." April 09

  • Kris Letang to undergo more tests, unsure if he'll return this season

    CBS Sports "Kris Letang is out of the Penguins' lineup indefinitely after suffering a stroke in early February, but he's hopeful that he could return this season. The defenseman met with the media in Pittsburgh for the first time since the stroke and he explained the situation further. He's going to..." February 27

  • Letang To Miss At Least Six Weeks After Having A Stroke "Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss at least six weeks after having a stroke last week, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manger Ray Shero. The condition is treatable with blood thinners and at this point is not believed to be career threatening. Further..." February 08

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Bylsma: Letang still doesn't feel well. Not playing tonight.

  • Illness might keep Letang out again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins defenseman Kris Letang remains ill, and it is doubtful he will play tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes, coach Dan Bylsma said Friday. Letang did not practice with the team at Arena. He sat out the Penguins' 4-1 win Thursday night against the Kings in Los Angeles. Earlier..." February 01

  • Penguins' Letang returning to dominant defensive form

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang formally introduced himself to the NHL in Western Canada six years ago. Letang is far more identifiable to NHL fans now, but like that venture during his rookie season, may have found his game out west once again. Arguably the Penguins' dominant player in Tuesday's 5-4..." January 09

  • Knee, elbow injuries have stalled start for Penguins' Letang

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Kris Letang could see it. His game — fluid skating, own-zone physicality, sharp passes, quick shots — started to look like it should, then he landed awkwardly on his left elbow Dec. 13 at Consol Energy Center. He has not played since, a stretch that could extend to a 10th game Friday night,..." January 03

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    For Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang not ready to return to lineup. Pyatt to make his Pens' debut.

  • Letang has surgery on infected elbow

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang had surgery last week to treat an elbow infection, and the Penguins expect him to return after the NHL's three-day Christmas break. Letang has not been placed on the long-term injured reserve list, which would force him to miss at least 10 games and 24 days. Letang had a..." December 22

  • Penguins place Letang on IR, Recall 2 D-men "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Philip Samuelsson and forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. For Samuelsson, 22, this marks the first time in his..." December 16

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Penguins are scratching D Kris Letang because of an unspecified injury. Their top 4 defensemen all are out.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Kris Letang returns to the ice tonight vs. #NYI

  • Kris Letang takes full practice, likely to return Friday night

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Nothing official came Wednesday from the Penguins but there were plenty of signs that an injured player or two will return this weekend. The most likely is defenseman Kris Letang a Norris Trophy finalist last season who has not played this season because of an apparent knee injury. He was..." October 24

  • Letang won't rush back from injury

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang isn't going to force his return to the lineup. When his body is ready he will know. Letang hinted that he would be playing if this were the postseason. But it's October and he intends on making sure his knee is recovered completely before he plays. “You can always try..." October 17

  • Pens' Letang still not cleared to play

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Kris Letang practiced with the Penguins again Monday but his season debut likely will not take place against the Oilers at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night. “Kris is still in the process of getting back to playing and this was another step” coach Dan Bylsma said. “He needs to continue to..." October 15

  • Penguins place Letang, Vokoun on IR "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made the following roster moves it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Simon Despres have been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL); forward Beau..." September 30

  • Penguins roster cuts: Letang, Vokoun injuries cloud situation

    PensBurgh "Dealing with injuries to Kris Letang and Tomas Vokoun the Penguins have a lot of questions and options in how they'll decide to form their 23 man roster coming out of training camp. Up until about a week ago the roster situation for the Pittsburgh Penguins looked pretty static as things were..." September 29

  • Prognosis uncertain for Letang injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "With less than a week until they open the season the Penguins have lost defenseman Kris Letang for an undetermined length of time. Letang got what is believed to be a knee or lower-leg injury Friday in practice. The Penguins don't expect to learn the severity of it until after they return home..." September 29

  • Penguins Agree to Terms with Kris Letang on 8-Year, $58 Million Extension "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an..." July 02

  • Kris Letang close to signing eight-year deal with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Ray Shero said numerous times in recent weeks how difficult -- if not impossible -- it would be to replace defenseman Kris Letang. It looks now as if he probably won't have to. Although there still are some details to work out, the Penguins and Letang appear to be..." July 01

  • Letang rejects Penguins’ big offer

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang has rejected one of the largest contract offers in the Penguins history. Letang declined an eight-year contract that would have paid him around $54 million (total) late Thursday, sources told the Tribune-Review. However, his agent, Kent Hughes, stressed Letang remains only..." June 28

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that Letang camp informed Penguins earlier tonight that they were turning down an 8-year contract offer worth around $56 million...

  • Letang uneasy about status with Penguins, Leafs lurking

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Kris Letang prefers to play for the Penguins. He also prefers to play for a team that believes he is its best defenseman. Letang, coming off his first Norris Trophy (top defenseman) nomination, has grown uneasy about his standing within the organization, sources said Wednesday. The..." June 27

  • Staal trade did not set precedent for Letang

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jordan Staal was traded at the NHL Entry Draft a year ago. That was no precedent for the Penguins' dealings with defenseman Kris Letang. “This is different than the Staal negotiation,” general manager Ray Shero said Thursday. “But I don't have a crystal ball.” Shero said there is no..." June 21

  • Penguins and Letang's agent agree on having further talks

    TSN "Nothing has been set in stone regarding Kris Letang's future in Pittsburgh just yet. Letang's agent Kent Hughes met with Penguins general manager Ray Shero in Boston on Wednesday regarding his client's status with the club and didn't reveal much in what's widely characterized as a pivotal..." June 19

  • Busy Letang works with variety of blue liners

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Teams that boast the finest “top four” defensemen usually enjoy considerable success in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Judging by the minutes allocated, it appears the Penguins believe they possess only three defensemen worthy of “top four” time. Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin are..." June 07

  • Kris Letang, Craig Adams out for Penguins' game-day skate

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Defenseman Kris Letang and winger Craig Adams are not participating in the Penguins' game-day skate at Consol Energy Center today. There was no immediate explanation for that absence and their status for Game 2 of the Penguins' second-round playoff series against Ottawa tonight at 7:38 is not..." May 17

  • Letang, Subban, Suter are first-time Norris finalists "The field for the James Norris Memorial Trophy received a makeover this season. Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadians and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild are this year's finalists for the trophy awarded to the defenseman that shows the "greatest..." May 07

  • James Neal practices but Letang likely out Monday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins winger James Neal returned to practice Sunday for the first time since he sustained a concussion April 5 -- if only for 18 minutes. Coach Dan Bylsma noted that Neal "joined us for just a few drills," but added, "That would be an indication of him moving along in his protocol." Neal, who..." April 22

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    Dave Molinari @

    Bylsma confirms Letang will play tonight and that Vokoun will be in goal

  • Pens' Letang could make return later this week

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang's recovery from toe and groin injuries is taking longer than expected. Letang has played in one game since injuring his groin March 17 against Boston. After Letang broke a toe against Montreal on March 26, the Penguins announced he would miss seven to 10 days. He..." April 10

  • Letang back on IR as Penguins shuffle defensemen

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins made three moves involving defensemen today. Kris Letang was placed back on injured reserve, Simon Despres was recalled from Wiikes-Barre/Scranton and Robert Bortuzzo was sent to Wilkes-Barre on a conditioning assignment. Letang returned from a leg injury for Tuesday's 1-0 win..." March 27

  • Report: Letang has broken foot, Fleury battling sore neck

    TSN "The streaking Pittsburgh Penguins could get Evgeni Malkin back soon but could lose Kris Letang again. According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, centre Evgeni Malkin, who was placed on injured reserve Sunday, retroactive to March 10, with an upper body injury, is expected to be back in the lineup..." March 27

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @

    Kris Letang has been activated from IR.

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    Seth Rorabaugh @

    Bylsma sort of clarified on Malkin/Letang: "They're both very close. There's a possibility they could play today."

  • Malkin, Letang to miss game vs. Capitals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins will attempt to win their 10th consecutive game Tuesday night against Washington without two of their stars. Evgeni Malkin remains out with a shoulder injury, and defenseman Kris Letang is out with a lower-body injury. Letang's injury is not believed to be serious, and coach..." March 19

  • Penguins top Bruins, but lose Letang

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins' ninth consecutive victory did not come without a price. Defenseman Kris Letang, a catalyst at both ends of the rink during the team's March surge, sustained a lower-body injury during a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins at Consol Energy Center on Sunday. Letang was injured..." March 18

  • Letang injured in Penguins’ 9th straight win, 2-1 over Bruins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Nine wasn't quite fine for the Penguins. Kris Letang, the NHL's scoring leader among defensemen, didn't finish a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins reported Letang as having a lower-body injury. A late first-period goal by fourth-line center Joe..." March 17

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