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Chris Kunitz | Winger | #14

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/26/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Chris Kunitz will indeed play in Saturday's Game 2 against Washington.
Kunitz has just one assist during six games played this postseason with 24 hits. We'd say he's "due", but he may be averaging just over 12 minutes a night for a reason. Apr 30 - 8:03 PM
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Chris Kunitz (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 2.

Kunitz was unlucky enough to be struck by the puck while sitting on the bench during Thursday's contest. The incident occurred during overtime and he missed the rest of the game as a result. He also skipped Thursday's optional practice.
Apr 29 - 2:36 PM

Chris Kunitz wasn't on the ice for Friday's optional practice.

Kunitz wasn't the only one to take the option, so take his absence with a grain of salt. The only reason why it's noteworthy at all is because he was struck by the puck during overtime on Thursday and didn't play after that. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn't have an update on Kunitz after the game.
Apr 29 - 1:16 PM

Chris Kunitz had an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to Washington Thursday night.

It was Kunitz's first point in six playoff games. He had 17 goals and 40 points in 80 regular season contests.
Apr 29 - 11:00 AM

Chris Kunitz will indeed return to Pittsburgh's top line on Sunday against NY Rangers.

Kunitz comes in with three goals and four points over his last four games. Through 26 games played since the All-Star break, he's potted nine goals and 20 points. So adjust your roster accordingly.
Mar 27 - 7:25 PM

Chris Kunitz is on the ice for warm-ups at MSG for Sunday's match with the Rangers.

He looks good to go by all accounts. This isn't a guarantee he'll play but if you're on the fence we'd get him in your lineup while there's still time.
Mar 27 - 7:15 PM

Chris Kunitz exited Saturday's game against Detroit after he was hit by Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk.

Datsyuk hit Kunitz while the Penguins forward didn't have the puck, but it certainly looked like Kunitz was getting ready to make contact with Datsyuk before he was hit. The Penguins have already announced that Kunitz will be a game-time decision for tomororw's game. You can watch the hit by clicking the link below.
Mar 26 - 5:33 PM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over Washington on Sunday.

Kunitz has found the back of the net in three of his last four games. That gives him 16 goals and 37 points in 70 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 21 - 9:17 AM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Penguins found themselves down 1-0 early in the second period, but they managed to battle back to take the lead. Kunitz's third period goal extended Pittsburgh's lead to 3-1. He also assisted on Kris Letang's empty net goal in the final minute of regulation. Kunitz has 15 goals and 36 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 19 - 3:49 PM

Chris Kunitz scored in a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

The goal was Kunitz's 14th of the season and came with just over four minutes left in the first frame. Brian Dumoulin and Sidney Crosby registered the assists on the goal. Kunitz has 14 goals and 34 points in 67 games this season. The 36-year-old has just two points (both goals) in his last six games.
Mar 15 - 10:22 PM

Chris Kunitz had an assist in a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers Thursday night.

Kunitz is on a three-game point streak. He has 12 goals and 32 points in 61 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 4 - 11:22 AM

Chris Kunitz had two assists in a 6-3 victory Thursday night.

He didn't have a great start to the season, but this was Kunitz's fifth multi-point game dating back to Jan. 21. He has 11 goals and 28 points in 54 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 19 - 11:35 AM

Pittsbrugh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz scored on an unassisted snap shot to tie the Panthers 1-1 in a game Florida eventually won 2-1 in a shootout.

The goal was the 11th of the season for Kunitz. The Penguins lost for the third time in their past 10 games. They played their sixth consecutive game without star forward Evgeni Malkin.
Feb 15 - 11:44 PM

Chris Kunitz had a goal and an assist on Monday.

Not only was he a scorer but Kunitz was also a plus-four on the night. It certainly does not hurt being a linemate of Sidney Crosby and the left winger took advantage with the big night. Kunitz has 10 goals and 25 points for the Penguins in 50 games but his plus-23 rating gives him plenty of value in pools that use the category. He is now a must start, especially with Crosby white-hot of late.
Feb 9 - 9:57 AM

Chris Kunitz had two assists in Pittsburgh's 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay Friday night.

Kunitz extended his point streak to four games. He has nine goals and 23 points in 48 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 6 - 5:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Tom Sestito
5Kael Mouillierat
6Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray