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Matt Hunwick | Defenseman | #22

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 7 (224) / BOS
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Don't be surprised if the Penguins deal Matt Hunwick at the trade deadline.
Hunwick is not in the Pens' top six defensemen rotation at the moment but he could be valuable to another NHL team. As well, the Pens may need to shed Hunwick's salary in order to aquire a scoring winger, something that is allegedly on the team's wish list. Stay tuned. Feb 17 - 12:50 PM

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Matt Hunwick will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Hunwick hasn't played a game since Jan. 23 because he's been a healthy scratch and because he was dealing with a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season. Chad Ruhwedel and Teddy Blueger will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 6:52 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game against Vegas.

Hunwick has missed each of the last four games. He has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season. He remains day-to-day.
Feb 6 - 6:40 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper body) won't play in Saturday's game against the Devils.

Hunwick has now missed four games due to the injury. He has three goals and five points in 33 games for the Penguins this season. He remains day-to-day at this point.
Feb 3 - 6:38 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper body) won't play in Friday's game against the Capitals.

This will be the third consecutive game that Hunwick misses. He has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Feb 2 - 6:46 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper body) won't be in the lineup on Tuesday.

Head coach Mike Sullivan had mentioned that Hunwick probably wouldn't be able to play, but it's now confirmed. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Jan 30 - 6:36 PM

Matt Hunwick (upper body) probably won't return on Tuesday.

Hunwick took part in Monday's practice, but he was skating as an extra. Afterwards, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that Hunwick was still regarded as day-to-day.
Jan 30 - 10:02 AM

Updating a previous item, Matt Hunwick is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He didn't suit up in tonight's game against the Wild, but he wasn't actually a healthy scratch. Hunwick is day-to-day at this point. He has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season.
Jan 25 - 11:12 PM

Matt Hunwick will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

Hunwick has three goals and two assists in 33 games this season. It's the first time he serves as a healthy scratch since Jan. 2. Ryan Reaves is also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Jan 25 - 6:54 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced Matt Hunwick as a healthy scratch tonight.

With Kris Letang and Justin Schultz returning from injury, Hunwick and Corrado will be scratched. Joining them in the press box will be Dominik Simon.
Jan 2 - 6:42 PM

Matt Hunwick (undisclosed) returned to action on Wednesday December 27.

Hunwick didn't play on Saturday due to the ailment. He had a minus-two rating in 22:31 minutes of playing time in his return.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 03:39:00 AM

It appears Matt Hunwick will not play for the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Hunwick didn't skate this morning but the team has yet to confirm he is dealing with an ailment. He should be considered day-to-day for now. Dominik Simon will be the lone healthy scratch with Hunwick sidelined. Ian Cole will draw back into the lineup.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Matt Hunwick will face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for the first time since signing with Pittsburgh.

Hunwick spent two seasons with the Maple Leafs before moving to the Penguins over the summer. "It's always a little bit different, especially playing the team you last played for," Hunwick said. "I've played for a lot of teams now. Going into Boston isn't quite the same as it was right after I got traded. It's always nice to see the guys you played against, but you want to win so it's no different in that regard." He has three goals and four points in 15 games this season.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 05:56:00 AM

Matt Hunwick will return to the Pittsburgh lineup Saturday night against Chicago.

He has missed the last month due to post concussion symptoms. If for some reason you rely on Hunwick, get ready to activate him.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 01:05:00 PM

Matt Hunwick (concussion) won't rejoin the Penguins on Thursday.

That's not surprising, but given that Hunwick hadn't previously been ruled out it's still noteworthy. Hunwick has started to practice with the Penguins, so consider him day-to-day at this point.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry