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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 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

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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.
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

Chris Kunitz wasn’t on the ice for the Penguins’ scrimmage on Sunday.

Kunitz also missed Saturday’s scrimmage. The Penguins haven’t revealed what ailment is plaguing Kunitz. All we know is that he is not expected to play in Monday’s preseason matchup against the Detroit Red Wings.
Sep 21 - 11:19 PM

Chris Kunitz did not participate in a team scrimmage Saturday after being on the ice for the first 45 minutes of practice.

Kunitz likely has an undisclosed injury although the Penguins did not divulge any information about an apparent injury after the scrimmage. "Any player, as we're going through these first couple days, who may tweak a hip flexor or (have) a bit of a pulled muscle, we're just going to be cautious with them," coach Mike Johnston said. "(Kunitz) had a good skate. He had a good practice. Didn't come out for the second part, but we're going to be cautious with this first part. We have to make sure we're building them up the right way." Consider Kunitz day-to-day for now.
Sep 21 - 9:14 AM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory on Wednesday.

Kunitz is on a three-game point streak. He has three goals and five assists in 10 playoff contests.
May 8 - 9:38 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to be very happy with what Chris Kunitz brings to the table.

Kunitz isn't a superstar, but he plays well with them, going into the tough areas and adjusting his game to suit his linemates needs. "You could go through that [opening-round Columbus] series and say there were probably three goals we scored where he didn't get the goal, but that he was responsible for, from being net-front or recovering pucks," Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato said. Kunitz has two goals and seven points in nine playoff games.
May 7 - 11:09 AM

Chris Kunitz registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 2-0 win against the New York Rangers Monday night.

Kunitz has two goals and five assists in nine postseason games. He's only been held off the scoresheet in one of the Penguins' last seven contests.
May 6 - 10:46 AM

Chris Kunitz scored and added an assist in the Penguins 3-1 win over Columbus Saturday.

Kunitz now has two goals and four points in five games. He was likely a first or second round pick in most playoff pools so Saturday's outburst was much needed.
Apr 27 - 9:09 AM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal for the Penguins in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

Kunitz clearly played his best game of the postseason, racking up five shots on goal in addition to his power play marker. James Neal and Craig Adams also found the back of the net for the Pens in the loss while Paul Martin added a pair of assists.
Apr 23 - 10:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss