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Chris Kunitz | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/26/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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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

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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

Chris Kunitz (lower body) returned to action on Sunday.

Kunitz had an assist in Sunday's game and he ended the season with 35 goals and 68 points to go with a plus-25 rating. He also had 66 penalty minutes and 13 power play goals making him a fantasy gem in traditional pools.
Apr 14 - 1:54 AM

Chris Kunitz won't play in Saturday's game versus Philadelphia.

Coach Dan Bylsma said that Kunitz is day-to-day. He played Wednesday after sitting out last Sunday's contest with a lower-body ailment. His absence appears to rest-related and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs
Apr 12 - 1:42 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) returned to action on Wednesday April 9.

Kunitz skipped Sunday's game due to the ailment. He had no points and a minus-two rating in 21:03 minutes in Pittsburgh's 4-3 shootout win against Detroit.
Apr 10 - 4:55 AM

Along with Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins' offense will be less powerful with Chris Kunitz on the shelf against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

The Penguins label his issue as a lower-body ailment, although it could just as easily be Pittsburgh resting the likes of Kunitz and Crosby. Kunitz has 35 goals and 67 points, 64 PIM, a +27 rating, 8 GWG and 211 SOG in 76 games played this season. If that injury isn't legitimate (the Penguins say it isn't long-term), fantasy owners have a beef, yet he's clearly generated a great bounty during the season overall.
Apr 6 - 6:29 PM

Chris Kunitz scored the Pens' only goal, his 35th of the season, in the Pens' 4-1 loss to Carolina on Tuesday night.

Kunitz was set up by linemates Lee Stempniak and Sydney Crosby. The 34 year old is riding a four game point streak in which he has five points. This season, the power winger has 67 points through 74 games.
Apr 1 - 11:24 PM

Chris Kunitz scored a goal for Pittsburgh in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles Thursday night.

Kunitz continues to add to his career-best goal and point totals, having now registered 33 and 63, respectively. Taylor Pyatt was the other Pittsburgh goal scorer in the defeat.
Mar 27 - 10:49 PM

Chris Kunitz had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 5-1 win on Tuesday.

Kunitz returned after missing two games with a leg injury. He has 32 goals and 61 points in 66 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 19 - 10:10 AM

Chris Kunitz (leg) will rejoin the Penguins on Tuesday.

Kunitz was out for two games due to his leg injury. He's back to serving on the Penguins' top line with Sidney Crosby.
Mar 18 - 6:49 PM

Chris Kunitz (leg) might be back on Tuesday.

Kunitz has been sidelined for two games due to the injury. He has 31 goals and 59 points in 65 contests this season.
Mar 18 - 10:38 AM

The Penguins missed Chris Kunitz (leg) in their 4-0 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia Saturday but the star left winger could be healthy enough to return to the Pittsburgh lineup for the teams' rematch today.

That's the word from Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma. Kunitz participated in the pregame warm-up skate Saturday. However, he was replaced in the lineup by winger Jayson Megna.
Mar 16 - 10:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff