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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 (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

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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

Chris Kunitz scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

He put an end to his 15-game goal drought in the process. Kunitz's managed to tie the game at two less than two minutes into the third period. "It’s nice to get one to get us back in the game," Kunitz said. "[Goals have] obviously been tough to come by. You try to pride yourself in other areas of the game, but it’s nice when they go in the net. I think everyone feels good when they score." He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal and six hits in 16:26 of ice time. He has three goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:05:00 AM

Chris Kunitz continues to be an important cog for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kunitz is no longer a linemate of Sidney Crosby but still manages to see action with Evgeni Malkin. The 37-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season unless the Penguins sign him earlier and has two goals and 15 points in 29 games. "We want a healthy Chris Kunitz at the end of the year," assistant Rick Tocchet said. "Kuni is one of those guys that comes in and whether he scores two goals in one game or is minus-two, he's got that demeanor that it's a new day. He's got to be positive. He's got to get himself going and get the team going. He's willing to put the team ahead of himself sometimes."
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 08:17:00 AM

Chris Kunitz recorded an assist in the Penguins' 8-5 win against Ottawa on Monday.

Kunitz was playing in his second game since returning from a lower-body injury. He has two goals and 12 points in 20 contests in 2016-17.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:23:00 AM

The Penguins are getting Chris Kunitz back from I/R on Saturday.

Pittsburgh's locker room just got a bit jollier. The 37-year-old has posted two goals and 11 points with 18 PIMs and 59 hits in just 18 games this season. So you should get him back in your lineup, too.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) will not play Wednesday night against the Islanders.

The good news is that he took part in Tuesday's practice, where he rotated on the second line with Jake Guentzel, and he skated without a non-contact jersey. Kunitz may be getting closer to being ready to return.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Chris Kunitz isn't expected to require surgery for his lower-body ailment.

He remains listed as week-to-week and was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Tristan Jarry