Kris Letang RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sullivan: Letang can't be fazed by Lightning irritants

    The Score "nside the Pittsburgh Penguins room after Game 4, most would rue at least one decision, play, or moment after the club narrowly fell short in their crusade to erase a four-goal third-period deficit. Of course, this task wouldn't have been a challenge for Kris Letang. The premier defender, and..." May 21

  • Ryan Callahan won't be suspended for hit on Kris Letang

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan will not be suspended for his dangerous hit on Kris Letang in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night, NHL officials confirmed Saturday. Callahan drove the star Pittsburgh defenseman head-first into the boards with a hit from behind just..." May 14

  • Pens GM Rutherford wouldn’t trade Letang for any other defenseman in the NHL "Comment Print E-mail This morning, general manager Jim Rutherford repeated a comment he made earlier in the year – that he wouldn’t trade Kris Letang for any other defenseman in the league. “That’s how much I think of him,” Rutherford said. “He’s really a special person and he loves the..." May 13

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    Jonas Siegel @jonassiegel

    Kris Letang says he respects decision of one-game suspension, but adds of Johansson hit: "There's no malicious intention there."

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang suspended 1 game for interference on Washington’s Marcus Johansson. Video:

  • Penguins' Letang to have Player Safety hearing "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for interference on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson. The incident occurred 15:41 into the first period of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series in..." May 03

  • Capitals accuse Letang of leaving his feet, hitting Johansson in head

    Pro Hockey Talk "Get this: the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins seem divided on the legality of Kris Letang‘s hit on Marcus Johansson. (Take a moment to gather your thoughts amid this shocking revelation.) You can watch the hit over and over in the video above. This post features some takes on..." May 03

  • No hearing for Letang after Stalberg slash

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pens d-man Kris Letang has avoided supplemental discipline for his high stick on Rangers forward Viktor Stalberg on Tuesday night, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Update: It’s official, there won’t be a hearing. An NHL spokesman has confirmed as much to PHT. The incident occurred during the third..." April 20

  • Flyers catch a break: Penguins scratch Crosby, Letang

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been red hot lately, but they might be more manageable for the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon. Pittsburgh has announced that Sidney Crosby is out with “bumps and bruises” while Kris Letang will be a healthy scratch. That’s in addition to the players that the..." April 09

  • The case for why Kris Letang deserves Norris Trophy consideration

    Sportsnet "Although we’re in an era that’s blessed with breathtaking talent on the blueline, the reality is this year’s Norris Trophy race has been over for some time now. Erik Karlsson’s transcendent individual output has not only eclipsed his peers, but has put his name among the all-time great..." April 03

  • Kuznetsov, Crawford, Letang named stars for January "Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on Monday were named the NHL's three stars for the month of January. Kuznetsov capped off his month with a goal for the Metropolitan Division in its 4-3 loss..." February 01

  • Komarov makes amends with Letang at All-Star weekend

    The Score "Leo Komarov used his unlikely All-Star inclusion to clear some outstanding air. The sandpapered Toronto Maple Leafs winger apparently sought out fellow All-Star Kris Letang (perhaps at Tootsies?) to apologize for an ugly hit from behind he threw on the oft-injured Pittsburgh Penguins blue-liner..." January 31

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    Sports Insights @SportsInsights

    #NHL #Penguins - Kris Letang, Hand - is upgraded to probable Saturday (1/23) vs. Vancouver

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Sullivan confirms that Kris Letang will not play tonight. He will be a game-time decision tomorrow. Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net.

  • Penguins' Letang out for precautionary reasons vs. Jets

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenseman Kris Letang on Sunday when they take on the Winnipeg Jets. The 28-year-old will sit for precautionary reasons after not feeling great in the morning, according to head coach Mike Sullivan." December 27

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Letang is paired with Maatta at the game-day skate, which suggests he is a good bet to play tonight.

  • Penguins captain Sidney Crosby to play vs. Wild

    ESPN "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play Saturday after missing his first game of the season earlier in the week. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby and Kris Letang would both be in the lineup against the Minnesota Wild. Crosby has been dealing with a lower-body injury suffered in a loss to the..." December 26

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Good morning from #Pens skate. Kris Letang is on the ice in a non-contact jersey.

  • Penguins' Letang avoids concussion, out roughly 2 weeks

    The Score "After the Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Mike Johnston on Saturday, the club received an update on defenseman Kris Letang's injury status. Letang avoided a concussion, but will be out of the lineup for roughly two weeks, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman." December 13

  • Penguins’ Letang suffers undisclosed injury, out vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without defenceman Kris Letang Friday as they take on the Los Angeles Kings. According to head coach Mike Johnston, Letang suffered an injury during Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. He did not participate in the team’s morning skate. This will..." December 11

  • Letang slated for return to Penguins' lineup

    The Score "Kris Letang will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup Wednesday versus the Colorado Avalanche. Pittsburgh's top option on the back end missed the team's two previous games - both losses - with an undisclosed injury." December 09

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_PGH

    Letang out today. Olli is in.

  • Penguins defenseman Letang out against Kings "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will not be in the lineup against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday (4 p.m. ET; ROOT, FS-W). Letang has been dealing with an unknown injury and left practice Thursday and did not practice Friday. "It's been lingering a little bit," coach Mike..." December 05

  • 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