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Chris Kunitz | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/26/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Chris Kunitz scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay Tuesday night.
Kunitz was playing in his third game since returning from a fractured foot. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 26 games this season. Dec 24 - 6:28 AM

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Chris Kunitz will return to the Penguins on Saturday vs. the Panthers.

Kunitz has nine goals and 20 points with 69 hits in his 23 games so far this season.
Dec 20 - 6:37 PM

Chris Kunitz (foot) won't play Thursday night.

He took part in Wednesday's practice, but he didn't participate in contact drills. Coach Mike Johnston reiterated that Friday's session "will be the big test" for Kunitz, so it's possible that he could available as early as Saturday depending on how much progress he makes.
Dec 18 - 11:57 AM

Chris Kunitz (foot) participated in Wednesday's practice.

"He was back to take all drills except for contact drills, so that was the normal step," coach Mike Johnston said. "So he was into really the first step of coming back into practice. Tomorrow he'll do the game-day skate full out, then I don't expect that he's going to be playing at all tomorrow. And Friday will give us another chance to get a good quality practice for him." Kunitz has been out of commission since Nov. 29 with a foot fracture, but he's hoping to resume playing before Christmas.
Dec 17 - 2:48 PM

Chris Kunitz's initially undisclosed injury is a fractured foot.

Kunitz was a surprise scratch on Tuesday due to the injury. Penguins coach Mike Johnston said the fracture is "slight" and Kunitz could be back in a couple weeks.
Dec 3 - 11:03 AM

Chris Kunitz will miss Tuesday's game due to an undisclosed injury.

The Penguins are expected to provide further details after the contest. Obviously, losing Kunitz would be a significant blow to Pittsburgh. He has nine goals and 20 points in 23 games this season.
Dec 2 - 7:00 PM

Chris Kunitz hasn't been satisfied with his recent performance.

That's despite the fact that Kunitz is on a three-game point streak. "By no means have I played my best hockey," Kunitz said. "It's something I'm working toward, trying to get to the level that I want to be at." Kunitz has nine goals and 20 points in 23 contests this season. He's got a fair chance of maintaining that pace for the rest of the campaign.
Dec 2 - 11:24 AM

Chris Kunitz was among three Penguins to record three-point performances in their 5-0 win over the Sabres on Saturday night.

Men vs. boys, or NHLers vs. minor leaguers. However you want to describe it, this should be the expected result for a team that expects to be a Cup contender and another that could be the league’s worst. Kunitz had two goals and a helper, while Evgeni Malkin (goal, two assists) and Sidney Crosby (three assists) were the others to post three-point efforts. Patric Hornqvist (goal, assist) and Blake Comeau had the others goals. Kris Letang led the team with seven shots on goal.
Nov 1 - 10:13 PM

Chris Kunitz notched two goals and an assist in Pittsburgh's convincing 3-0 win over the defending champion Kings on Thursday night.

Kunitz has raised his points output to five goals and 10 points in nine games. His assist came on Kris Letang's second period marker, while Evgeni Malkin, Christian Ehrhoff, Patric Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby all tallied assists on the 35-year-old's pair of goals.
Oct 30 - 9:39 PM

Chirs Kunitz chipped in with a goal and an assist in Thursday night's 3-2 loss to the stars, giving him four points over three games so far this season.

Kunitz has been fighting off an illness but it hasn't affected his point output in the early goings of the season, as the 35-year-old has collected two goals and four points in three games in the opening week.
Oct 16 - 11:04 PM

Chris Kunitz (illness) took part in Pittsburgh's opener on Thursday.

It was revealed that Kunitz was sick on Tuesday, but it's not surprising that he ended up playing Thursday. He had an assist in Pittsburgh's 6-4 win over Anaheim.
Oct 10 - 1:48 AM

Chris Kunitz is dealing with an illness.

We wouldn't be surprised if Kunitz plays in the Penguins' opener on Thursday anyways. He had 35 goals and 68 points in 78 contests in 2013-14.
Oct 7 - 1:26 PM

Chris Kunitz (undisclosed) will take part in Saturday's preseason game.

Unless something unforeseen happens, Kunitz should be fine for the start of the regular season. He had 35 goals and 68 points in 78 games last season.
Sep 26 - 1:45 PM

Chris Kunitz (undisclosed) practiced again on Thursday.

He might be ready to play in Saturday's exhibition match against Columbus if his session on Friday goes well.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 25 - 1:22 PM

Chris Kunitz (undisclosed) skated on Tuesday, but didn't take part in Pittsburgh's drills.

Kunitz said that he would be playing if this was the regular season. "It's just being cautious," Kunitz said. "Just want to make sure I'm not overdoing it." He has only missed four games over the last three seasons.
Sep 24 - 10:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Andrew Ebbett
6Scott Wilson
7Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Bobby Farnham
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
9Brian Dumoulin
10Scott Harrington
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss