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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 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

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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

Updating an earlier item, Chris Kunitz is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

He suffered a lower-body ailment last Wednesday, but he was fine to play on Friday and Saturday. It's unclear if this ailment is related that one.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Chris Kunitz (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve by the Penguins.

This is a bit of a strange one because Pittsburgh hasn't announced anything on the nature or severity of Kunitz's injury. He picked up three assists in back-to-back games against the Islanders and Sabres this past weekend.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Chris Kunitz will return to the lineup against the Islanders on Friday night.

The veteran winger is expected to skate to the left of Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust on the team's second line. Kunitz has posted six helpers and eight points with 16 PIMs and 54 hits in 16 games so far this season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 06:40:00 PM

Chris Kunitz sustained a lower-body injury on Wednesday.

He is considered day-to-day due to the ailment. Kunitz has recorded just two goals and eight points in 16 games this season.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Chris Kunitz managed seven shots on goal against Toronto Saturday.

Kunitz managed to beat Frederik Andersen with one shot as he potted his second of the season. Kunitz has not been shooting the puck a lot this season so this was a pleasant surprise. "I haven’t really shot the puck much this year," he said. "It felt nice to put some there. It was nice when you get rewarded." Kunitz has eight points in 15 games so he could be a factor in very deep pools.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:06:00 AM

Chris Kunitz had an assist in a 5-1 win versus Anaheim Wednesday night.

With that Kunitz is now on a three-game point streak. He has no goals and five assists in 10 games in 2016-17.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Chris Kunitz ended a four-game pointless skid on Thursday with an assist against the Islanders.

Now, he will try to score his first goal of the season. Kunitz, Nick Bonino, Tom Kuhnhackl and Bryan Rust are still looking to contribute some goals in 2016-17. The Penguins have averaged just 2.38 goals per game, so they could use more offense from their depth players.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Ron Hainsey
5Olli Maatta
6Ian Cole
7Steven Oleksy
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury