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Matt Hendricks | Winger | #23

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 5 (131) / NAS
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Matt Hendricks will be scratched against the Ducks on Wednesday.
He'll sit in favor of Anton Slepyshev. Through 40 games this season the veteran winger has posted four goals and seven points along with 27 PIMs, 37 blocks and 78 hits. Mar 22 - 7:31 PM

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Coach Todd McLellan is expected to forego any lineup changes for Saturday's match with the Coyotes.

Which means that each of Matt Hendricks, Eric Gryba, Iiro Pakarinen and Jujhar Khaira are each going to be scratched again. Through 39 games the veteran Hendricks has posted seven points with 27 PIMs and 78 hits. Gryba has also posted five points with 51 PIMs and 129 hits in 35 games. While Pakarinen and Khaira have not made much of an impact on the stat sheet.
Mar 18 - 8:36 PM

Matt Hendricks and Eric Gryba lead the cast of Oilers scratched versus the Bruins on Thursday.

Hendricks has posted seven points along with 27 PIMs, 36 blocks and 74 hits in 38 games this season. Gryba meanwhile has posted five points along with 41 blocks, 51 PIMs and 129 hits in 35 games. They'll be joined by Iiro Pakarinen and Jujhar Khaira in the press box.
Mar 16 - 7:20 PM

Matt Hendricks got back in the lineup Friday and scored his second goal of the season.

He was a healthy scratch for Edmonton's previous two matches. Hendricks also had four penalty minutes and two hits in a 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville. He has four points in 20 outings this year.
Jan 21 - 10:41 AM

Matt Hendricks will be a healthy scratch when the Oilers host the Panthers Wednesday night.

Joining him in the press box will be defenseman. This will be Hendricks second straight scratch. Benning was a surprise scratch, with Eric Gryba taking his spot in the lineup. Its highly unlikely any rosters need adjusting, but if there is, that must be one very deep league.
Jan 18 - 9:17 PM

Matt Hendricks will return to the Oilers' lineup on Saturday versus Calgary.

The veteran winger has posted three points along with 18 PIMs, 24 blocks and 28 hits in just 18 games of action this season.
Jan 14 - 2:04 PM

Matt Hendricks will return to the Oilers' lineup on Saturday versus Calgary.

The veteran winger has posted three points along with 18 PIMs, 24 blocks and 28 hits in just 18 games of action this season.
Jan 14 - 2:04 PM

Matt Hendricks, Jordan Oesterle and Brandon Davidson will each be scratched against the Bruins on Thursday night.

Unfortunately only Hendricks has produced a modicum of fantasy value this season. Through 15 games he has three points,15 PIMs, 20 blocks and 24 blocks.
Source: Matt Kalman
Jan 5 - 6:25 PM

Matt Hendricks had a solid outing Saturday as a fourth liner.

Hendricks missed the first five weeks of the season with a sprained knee and has been a healthy scratch in six of the 15 games since his return. He lost only two of 10 faceoffs and had a couple of blocked shots to boot. He has only one point and while his penalty minute count is usually high, he has only six minutes this season.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Matt Hendricks tags in for Jesse Puljujarvi against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Through eight games thus far, the veteran winger has posted a point with six PIMs and 15 hits. Not bad if you're in the right league. The rookie Puljujarvi meanwhile has just a goal and eight points in 23 games.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Matt Hendricks will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hendricks has been limited to just eight games this season mainly because he missed an extended period of time with a lower-body injury, but he's also been scratched. The 35-year-old has one assist and a minus-5 rating in 2016-17. Anton Slepyshev and Dillon Simpson will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 08:59:00 PM

"There's a good chance" that Matt Hendricks will suit up in Sunday's matinee with Arizona.

Through three games the 35-year-old has posted a point with three hits, five blocks and a minor.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Matt Hendricks, Anton Slepyshev, and Eric Gryba will each be scratched against the Coyotes.

The veteran winger Hendricks has posted a point with three hits, five blocks and a minor. That's pretty active for the 35-year-old. Slepyshev has posted four points in 11 games. Meanwhile Gryba has 14 PIMs and 53 hits in 14 games.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 09:00:00 PM

Matt Hendricks will make his season debut against Dallas on Saturday night.

The 35-year-old posted 12 points with 68 blocks, 82 PIMs and 175 hits last season. A beast in reverse leagues, in other words.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Matt Hendricks (knee) practiced with the Oilers on Wednesday and appears to be nearing his return.

Coach Todd McLellan noted that Saturday against Dallas is the next probable date for Hendricks to make his season debut. The 35-year-old posted 12 points with 68 blocks, 82 PIMs and 175 hits. A beast in reverse leagues, in other words.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:19:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4David Desharnais
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit