Johnston says Crosby, Hornqvist and Letang should play tonight.
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
CBSSports.com "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
CBSSports.com "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
NHL.com "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
Bylsma: Letang still doesn't feel well. Not playing tonight.
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 Jobing.com Arena. He sat out the Penguins' 4-1 win Thursday night against the Kings in Los Angeles. Earlier..." February 01
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
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
For Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang not ready to return to lineup. Pyatt to make his Pens' debut.
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
NHL.com "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
Penguins are scratching D Kris Letang because of an unspecified injury. Their top 4 defensemen all are out.
Kris Letang returns to the ice tonight vs. #NYI
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
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
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
NHL.com "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
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
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
NHL.com "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
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
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
Hearing that Letang camp informed Penguins earlier tonight that they were turning down an 8-year contract offer worth around $56 million...
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
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
TSN.ca "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
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
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
NHL.com "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
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
Bylsma confirms Letang will play tonight and that Vokoun will be in goal
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
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
TSN.ca "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
Kris Letang has been activated from IR.
Bylsma sort of clarified on Malkin/Letang: "They're both very close. There's a possibility they could play today."
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
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
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
Penguins are calling Letang's injury "lower body." He will not return.
#Pens Kris Letang returns to practice with his teammates for first time since Feb. 7
Pro Hockey Talk "Kris Letang has missed Pittsburgh’s last two games and he’s going to miss at least one more tonight. The Penguins placed Letang on injured reserve retroactively to last Tuesday with a lower body injury. In his place, they’ve called up 2011 first-round pick and Pittsburgh native Joe Morrow." February 10
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Defenseman Kris Letang did not accompany the Penguins to Newark, N.J., and will miss a second consecutive game Saturday against the Devils. Letang, who was hurt during a win at Washington on Sunday, is considered day to day with a lower-body injury. • Upper St. Clair native Dylan Reese will..." February 09
Something is up with Letang. Game time decision.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Say this for Penguins defenseman Kris Letang: He might not have supreme travel sense, but he isn't lazy. At the end of a whirlwind week that saw Letang spend four nights in Russia, the all-star defenseman arrived in Pittsburgh at 4 a.m. Friday and was attended a workout at Southpointe seven..." January 12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kris Letang clearly does not think of it as a wasted trip. Not when he was able to get in a few quality workouts. Not when he had a driver responsible for taking him anywhere he wanted to go in the city, whenever he wanted to go there. And, heck, not when he got his picture taken in a..." January 12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Timing, it has been said, is everything, and Kris Letang's usually is pretty good. Monday morning, though, it seemed a bit peculiar. At best. Late Saturday night, the NHL locked out its players when the league's collective bargaining agreement expired. About 30 hours later, Letang made..." September 18
CSN Philly "It sounds like such a simple thing to do: get pucks deep. Get them behind the Penguins' defense. Make their defense go back and retrieve those pucks. Then hit them. And the key is to do that every time Kris Letang is on the ice. That's something the Flyers couldn't do..." April 13