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Chris Kunitz | Winger | #14

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/26/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Chris Kunitz is hoping to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Kunitz is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent now that his three-year, $11,550,000 deal is complete. He had two goals and 11 points in 20 playoff games this year. He'll turn 38 years old before the start of the 2017-18 campaign, so if the Penguins do re-sign him it will probably only be on a one-year contract. Jun 15 - 11:45 AM

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Chris Kunitz had two assists Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He helped the Penguins post a 5-3 win over the Predators with assists on goals by Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino. Kunitz has come on strong in his last two playoff games with five points. He has been playing well alongside Sidney Crosby again.
May 30 - 10:16 AM

Chris Kunitz had a night to remember in Pittsburgh's 3-2 double overtime win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

After picking up just two assists in 13 playoff games this spring, Kunitz came through with two goals, including the game-winner at the 5:09 mark of the second overtime frame. He also added an assist on Justin Schultz's power play goal in the third period. Kunitz finished the game with three points, a plus-2 rating, six shots on goal, four hits and three blocked shots in 22:50 of ice time. The Penguins now move on to play the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 will be played in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
May 26 - 12:05 AM

Chris Kunitz registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime loss to Washington in Game 3 on Monday.

It was Kunitz's first point in three playoff contests. He returned on April 27 after missing the first round with a lower-body injury.
May 2 - 10:53 AM

Chris Kunitz posted three shots and four hits in his return to the lineup on Thursday night versus Washington.

He logged nearly 13 minutes of action in his first game back since March 31 because of an undisclosed lower-body injury. Kunitz skated with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl on the fourth line.
Apr 29 - 10:04 AM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday, per Penguins coach Mike Sullivan.

Kunitz was previously referred to as a game-time decision, but Sullivan reiterated that position today. Kunitz skated on the fourth line during Thursday's practice and left the ice with the rest of those projected to play, so that's a good sign. If he does play it will probably be with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl.
Apr 27 - 2:39 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) is listed as a game-time decision for Game 1 of Pittsburgh's second-round series against Washington.

He skated on the fourth line again during Wednesday's practice. Kunitz appears to be on track to play in his first game on Thursday night since Mar. 31.
Apr 26 - 1:15 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) participated in Monday's practice.

That was the second straight practice that Kunitz participated in after skating on his own Saturday. Kunitz's goal is to be ready for Game 1, but he's currently being regarded as a game-time decision by the team.
Apr 24 - 2:58 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) took part in Sunday's practice.

Kunitz has missed 10 straight games, including the Penguins' five-game first round series against Columbus. "It's unfortunate I missed the first round. It was a great round against Columbus with some time in between, so I hope to get back soon," Kunitz said. "It's tough watching playoff hockey. Fortunately for me, my team moved on so it gave me a chance to hopefully get back in the lineup." He didn't have any problems during Sunday's practice so the next step is to see how he feels on Monday.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 5:04 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) skated on his own Saturday.

Kunitz sustained a lower body injury on March 31 and has yet to play since. The next step for Kunitz will be partaking in practice and if all goes well, get him back in action. Kunitz had nine goals and 29 points in 71 games but the Penguins miss his physicality in the playoffs.
Apr 23 - 10:32 AM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) isn't expected to play in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Updates have been few and far between for Kunitz, who hasn't played since Mar. 31 because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 12 - 4:20 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) didn't participate in Saturday's practice.

Kunitz suffered the injury during Friday's game against the Rangers. The Penguins reported on Saturday that he was still being evaluated, so it's not clear how long he'll be sidelined for.
Apr 2 - 10:27 AM

Chris Kunitz sustained a lower-body injury on Friday against the Rangers.

There is no timetable in place for his return yet. It's been another down season for the veteran winger offensively, with nine goals and 20 assists in 71 games, but he has managed to contribute 216 hits.
Apr 1 - 3:27 PM

Chris Kunitz has five points in his last five games.

Kunitz also has seven points over the span of nine contests dating back to Jan. 18. That's a change of pace for Kunitz, who had been having a fairly slow season offensively. At this point he's up to seven goals and 17 assists in 46 contests. It's also worth noting that with his goal on Tuesday, Kunitz is just two away from his 250th career marker.
Feb 8 - 6:13 AM

Chris Kunitz scored his fifth marker of the season Friday night in a 7-1 win versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

He has two goals in two games versus Carolina this season. However, Kunitz has recorded just 19 points in 39 contests and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Jan 21 - 9:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Chris Kunitz
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Ryan Reaves
6Carter Rowney
7Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Ron Hainsey
7Brian Dumoulin
8Chad Ruhwedel
9Mark Streit
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry