Defenseman Kris Letang played 23 minutes, 20 seconds Saturday night. Took a couple of shots. Blocked one by Buffalo.

That's a slow night at the office for Letang this season.

His ice time in the Penguins' 3-2 loss to the Sabres dropped his average to 26:26, still highest on his team and among the leaders in the NHL. He is averaging 27.5 shifts per contest.