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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 had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win over Washington.
Kunitz snapped a five-game point drought. He has 16 goals and 37 points in 53 contests in 2014-15. He'll have a tough time reaching the 60-point mark for the second straight campaign, but we anticipate him having a strong finish to 2014-15 as the Penguins compete for the Metropolitan Division title. Feb 26 - 10:04 AM

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Chris Kunitz had three assists in the Penguins 4-0 win over Calgary Friday.

Kunitz set up Sidney Crosby twice and David Perron once as the line had eight points and were plus-eight on the night. Kunitz now has 15 goals and 34 points in 44 games this season.
Feb 7 - 10:14 AM

Chris Kunitz registered a shorthanded tally Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Philadelphia.

The goal represented the first shorthanded marker for Kunitz since the 2010-11 season and a nice bonus for his fantasy owners. Beau Bennett also registered a goal the Penguins in the loss.
Jan 21 - 12:03 AM

Chris Kunitz is back on the top line with Sidney Crosby at center and David Perron on the right side.

Perron made the move over to the right wing allow Kunitz to stay on the left wing. Kunitz has 12 goals and 25 points in 33 games this season and his fantasy value just jumped up with the move up the depth charts.
Jan 11 - 10:50 AM

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.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:28:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 06:37:00 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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:57:00 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.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:48:00 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.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 11:03:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:00:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:24:00 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.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:13:00 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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 09:39:00 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.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 11:04:00 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.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
6Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss