NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins
Position
D
 
Jersey
58
Name  Kris Letang
Born  4/24/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  201
Shoots  R
4/9/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will return Wednesday against Detroit. It's his first game since suffering a stroke two months ago. SOURCE: Piitsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: He may not play his usual 24 minutes a game but Letang is always a strong fantasy option when healthy. Even without playing the last two months, he's still tied for the team lead in goals by a defenseman (ten).
 
3/17/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice Monday less than two months after having a stroke. It's still unclear if he'll return this season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Letang was not limited in any way at practice, though some of his teammates were hesitant to be physical with him and he had to urge them to hit him because he wanted to get used to contact again.
 
3/16/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang will practice with the team Monday, according to the Penguins on Twitter.
Insight: Letang suffered a stroke in late January and is still out indefinitely. There's no guarantee he'll be back this season.
 
2/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is unsure if he'll return this season after suffering a stroke in January, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Letang is training but hasn't returned to his normal workout regimen. He'll undergo more tests in two or three weeks to determine if he'll be able to come back.
 
2/7/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss six weeks according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Letang's recent illness was revealed to be a stroke.
Insight: Letang has 10 goals and 100 shots on goal this season. He remains one of the best scorers among fantasy defensemen and his absence will be felt.
 
2/4/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game. It will be his fourth straight absence.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scoring defenseman. As of yet, no timetable has been announced.
 
2/4/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang missed Monday's game against Ottawa, his third in a row due to illness.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scoring defenseman. As of yet, no timetable has been announced.
 
2/3/2014 1:03:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) is expected to miss Monday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season, but still a top-scroing defenseman.
 
1/31/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (illness) is doubtful for Saturday's game, according to pittsburghpenguins.com.
Insight: Letang sat out Thursday and is not expected back for Saturday. He has 10 goals, 18 points and 100 SOG in 34 games this season, down from the 38 points he had in 35 games last season.
 
12/22/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had surgery for an infection in his elbow last week, but the Penguins expect him to return after the NHL's three-day Christmas break, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Letang had a procedure to clean an open wound that appeared on Dec. 13. The defenseman was spotted with a cast, but it was only in place to prevent arm movement that could reopen the wound.
 
12/16/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been placed on the injured reserved due to an upper body injury.
Insight: The high-scoring defenseman has six goals and five assists in 24 games this season. He could return right after Christmas.
 
12/14/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: The Penguins made defenseman Kris Letang a late scratch Saturday due to an undisclosed injury, according to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: They made the switch shortly before game time, which likely left a lot of fantasy owners unable to make a lineup change.
 
12/5/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang attempted six SOG and scored on one of them Thursday against the Sharks.
Insight: Letang has two goals and six points over his last five games and is getting back to being one of the top defensemen in fantasy hockey.
 
11/27/2013 11:16:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang had his first multi-point game of the season Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Letang had one goal and two assists to break a six-game drought. He has five goals, seven points and 51 SOG in 17 games.
 
11/15/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang is probable for Friday's game against Nashville due to illness.
Insight: He's one of the better offensive blueliners in the game (38 points last season) and needs to be started in all fantasy leagues if he's on the ice.
 
10/24/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang is expected to be activated from injured reserve Friday against the Islanders. SOURCE: Josh Yohe, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Insight: Friday will be (most likely) Letang's season debut after missing the first three weeks with a knee injury. He's one of the better offensive blueliners in the game (38 points last season) and needs to be started in all fantasy leagues.
 
10/21/2013 11:49:00 AM
Description: Penguin defenseman Kris Letang (knee) is apparently close to returning, but might not return Monday since he then would get four extra days before the team's next game.
Insight: The blueliner hasn't played yet this season, but when he returns he's an elite fantasy player who has averaged 43.3 over the past three seasons.
 
10/11/2013 5:31:00 PM
Description: Penguin defenseman Kris Letang (knee) skated hard before the team's practice Thursday but he did not participate in practice, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: The blueliner hasn't played yet this season and is unlikely to play Friday at Florida. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has said Letang needed to work his way back to practice before returning to the lineup.
 
10/11/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Penguin defenseman Kris Letang (knee) skated for close to an hour Wednesday and could return as soon as Friday's game with Florida.
Insight: The blueliner hasn't played yet this season and while he is on the two-game trip with his team, he can't be counted on yet. Whenever he does play, he's a must start.
 
10/8/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Penguin defenseman Kris Letang (lower body) skated again Tuesday but is without a timetable for a return to practice.
Insight: The blueliner hasn't played yet this season after suffering a lower-body injury in the preseason. Letang is making progress, but he's not ready to practice yet.
 

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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