Brassard - MacKenzie - Letestu
Letestu is expected to go to the fourth line. He has five goals and nine points through 24 games with the Blue Jackets.
Letestu will play up high with Fedor Tyutin on a power-play unit with Johansen, Prospal and Umberger.
Letestu will play the point on the second power play unit. He has four goals in 12 games since coming to the Blue Jackets.
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Letestu registered one assist through 11 games, playing mostly on the bottom line. Expect a slight boost in his fantasy hockey value.
Looks like Letestu is the odd-man out with Steve MacIntyre drawing into the lineup. Over eight games, he has one assist while playing valuable offensive minutes.
Letestu will not play tonight with Malkin taking his place in the lineup. Set your lineup accordingly.
Source: NHL.com 10/13/11, 2:55 pm EST
"Camp's always going to be competitive. That's something that, mentally, I have to be ready for every year because that's the way it's going to be."
Letestu should make the team, helping them on the bottom lines and killing penalties. The pivot scored 14 goals and 27 points last season. He likely holds limited fantasy value when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal are all healthy.
He sees Arron Asham and Craig Adams on the wings of the fourth line, with Mark Letestu, Dustin Jeffrey, Richard Park, Joe Vitale and Jason Williams competing to center it
Despite scoring 14 goals and 27 points last season, Letestu will need to earn a role on the roster.