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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 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

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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

Matt Hendricks (knee) is seven-ten days away from a return to the lineup.

The winger was injured during the pre-season and has yet to return. The Oilers miss his ruggedness as he had 82 penalty minutes last season and chipped in with five goals and 12 points. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:11:00 AM

Matt Hendricks is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

It's believed that the lower-body injury in question is related to Hendricks' knee, but that hasn't been confirmed. He had 12 points and 82 penalty minutes in 68 games last season.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Matt Hendricks stood up for his teammate on Friday and fought behemoth Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets.

"Byfuglien's a big body and he plays the right way ... I like that brand of hockey but I didn't like how that play (Klefbom) happened," said Hendricks, who stepped in to defend Oscar Klefbom. Byfuglien, who took a shot off his foot earlier, skated off and didn't return after the fight with Hendricks as a precaution.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Matt Hendricks scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday.

Hendricks scored 2:53 into the third period. It was his first goal since January 13, but he now has points in three straight games. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added a late goal for the Oilers assisted by Connor McDavid.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Thanks to his goal in Friday's 2-0 win over Vancouver, Matt Hendricks now has points in consecutive games.

The heart-and-soul leader for the Oilers is up to four goals and 11 points in 60 games thus far, so we'd let the six hits he threw speak a bit louder for his stat line.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 12:35:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Mark 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
7Brandon Davidson
8Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit