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Shane Hnidy | Defenseman

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (42) / 11/8/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 204
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 7 (173) / Buf

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Shane Hnidy has announced his retirement and he will work as the new radio color analyst for Winnipeg Jets games on Sports Radio 1290 this season.
The 35-year-old defender skated in three regular season games and three playoff contests with the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in 2010-11. He has amassed 71 points and 633 penalty minutes in 550 career matches. Hnidy had hoped to continue playing this year, but the offers weren't there for him so he figured this was the next best thing. "We're Manitobans. This is home," he said. "And to be able to work here and be a part of the NHL still was a big part of the decision for me. I worked really hard to get to the NHL and I wanted to continue to work in it in some capacity." We wish him the best in his future endeavors. Thu, Sep 1, 2011 07:33:00 AM

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Shane Hnidy is hoping that the Winnipeg Jets will show an interest in him when the unrestricted free agency period begins on Friday.

"It would be a dream for me to play in my home province," Hnidy said. He sustained a shoulder injury while attending the Coyotes' training camp on a tryout basis. Hnidy eventually signed with the Bruins and was finally able to make his season debut on April 2nd. He ended up playing in three regular season games and three playoff contests for the Stanley Cup winners. Hnidy already has some experience with the Atlanta-Winnipeg franchise. He played for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 07:50:00 AM

Shane Hnidy will not be re-sign by the Boston Bruins.

He served as a depth defender after joining the team around March from a professional tryout. Hnidy appeared in three regular season games in April and another three contests during the playoffs.
Source: Bruins Blog
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 01:03:00 PM

Shane Hnidy is in line to replace injured defenseman Adam McQuaid in Game 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

McQuaid left Monday's contest in the first period, with a strained neck, after crashing headfirst into the boards on an attempted hit. He is listed as day-to-day, and if he can't play then Hnidy will see his first action since he appeared in Game 2 against Montreal in the opening round of the playoffs. Stay tuned.
Wed, May 4, 2011 05:31:00 AM

Shane Hnidy is projected to be an extra defenseman for Boston once the playoffs begin.

He has 37 games of post-season experience under his belt and the Bruins appear to be satisfied with top-six group. Hnidy made his season debut on Saturday against Atlanta, where he logged 13:53 of ice time. He has no fantasy value.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 06:14:00 AM

Shane Hnidy was activated from the IL on Saturday April 2.

Hnidy was on the ice for 13:53 and registered two penalty minutes in his return. The Bruins must be happy to have his toughness back in their lineup.
Sun, Apr 3, 2011 03:07:00 AM

It appears Shane Hindy will finally make his Bruin debut in one of the Bruins' next few games.

The journeyman defenseman could dress for Saturday afternoon's contest against the the Thrashers. He has been recovering from shoulder surgery and may finally be fit enough to suit up. That said, Hindy has no fantasy value.
Sat, Apr 2, 2011 09:34:00 AM

According to the Boston Herald, defenseman Shane Hnidy was not activated from injured reserve on Tuesday.

It was thought that the Bruins would take him off the IR prior to Tuesday's contest versus the Devils, but that apparently did not happen. Still, Hnidy is presumed to be ready to play and he is expected to dress at some point in the team's final 10 games of the regular season.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 07:03:00 AM

The Boston Bruins have activated Shane Hnidy from the injured reserve list.

Hnidy won't make his season debut on Tuesday. "He’s come around, and I think at some point you’ll see him in our lineup," said Claude Julien. "We brought him here to give us some depth. If we’re going to use him as a depth player, at some point from here to the end he’s going to see some action."
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 04:35:00 PM

Shane Hnidy has declared himself ready to play.

"I'm ready to go now," said Hnidy after finishing the team's morning skate on Tuesday. "It feels like I've been ready for an eternity — even longer." Hnidy is not eligible to play until he comes off injured reserve on Mar. 22. When he plays it will mark his first game of the season.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 05:53:00 AM

Shane Hnidy is still working out with his Boston teammates, but he isn't ready to step into the lineup yet.

The 35-year-old defender will probably need at least another 10 days before he can suit up for the first time this season. Hnidy agreed to terms with the Bruins during their recent six-game road trip.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 06:57:00 AM

Shane Hnidy practised with the Bruins on Friday and could be ready to play in two weeks.

He could be needed depending on how injured defencemen Andrew Ference, Steven Kampfer make out in their respective recoveries. That said, Hnidy has no fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011 10:11:00 AM

Shane Hnidy is hoping to catch on with the Bruins on a tryout basis.

"It was definitely an easy transition to come into this room," said the former Bruin after skating with the team at practice on Wednesday. "It's an incredible group of guys -- the guys that have been at it and the guys that are still here. It's part of the reason why this was a team atop the list for me. Just fortunate to be here." Hnidy attended Phoenix's training camp on a PTO as well, but a rotator cuff injury cost him a potential spot. "We'll have a look at him over the next couple days and see how he is," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "We'll make a decision then."
Source: Bruins Blog
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 07:01:00 PM

Shane Hnidy suffered a shoulder injury while attending training camp with the Coyotes and is out indefinitely.

The defenseman was hoping to catch on with Phoenix on a tryout contract, but his injury dashed those aspirations. Hnidy will likely remain an unsigned free agent until he is healthy again.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 11:04:00 AM

Shane Hnidy (hamstring) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.

He has missed the past 11 games with a hamstring injury.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 02:26:00 PM

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