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Matt Hendricks | Winger | #23

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 5 (131) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Hendricks potted a goal for the Oilers, who fell 2-1 in the shootout to the Jets on Saturday.
Hendricks scored a shorthanded goal in the third period to tie up the game. He also had five penalty minutes. Hendricks is nothing but a role player; thus, he has no fantasy value. The goal was his first since Dec. 2. He has three goals, nine points and 63 penalty minutes. Mark Fayne had the helper. Feb 14 - 1:04 AM

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Matt Hendricks is going to play between Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Eberle on Tuesday night.

He is taking the place of injured center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who is projected to miss at least six-to-eight weeks due to a hand injury.
Jan 19 - 12:20 PM

Matt Hendricks sat out the last game of his three game suspension Saturday.

Hendricks got the three games for a boarding incident with Aaron Ekblad of the Panthers. Hendricks can return to the lineup on Monday. Hendricks has seven points and 44 penalty minutes in 33 games this season so if you don't need penalty minutes, Hendricks is not a good choice for your fantasy team.
Jan 17 - 7:07 AM

Matt Hendricks, who was handed a three-game suspension for boarding, insists he wasn't trying to hurt Aaron Ekblad.

"I respect their decision and understand what they’re seeing, but I’m not that type of player," Hendricks said. "It wasn’t my intention to try and injure a player. I’m an aggressive player, I have been my whole career, and my record shows that I don’t viciously go after people or retaliate for things that have happened in the game. That’s not who I am. I’m an energy guy, I play hard. It’s unfortunate that it caused an injury, which I believe added another game." Hendricks served the first game of that suspension on Tuesday. He'll be eligible to return on Jan. 18.
Jan 13 - 6:31 AM

Matt Hendricks was suspended for three games Monday night for a boarding infraction on Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

The incident occurred at 2:12 of the third period and Hendricks wasn't penalized on the play. He will be eligible to return Monday, Jan. 18 when the Oilers play on the road in a rematch versus the Panthers.
Jan 12 - 10:44 AM

Matt Hendricks will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday.

He may face supplemental discipline for his boarding play on Florida's Aaron Ekblad on Sunday night.
Jan 11 - 10:38 AM

Matt Hendricks recorded an assist in a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Hendricks also accumulated 10 penalty minutes for fighting Alex Petrovic and Logan Shaw. He now has seven points and 44 penalty minutes in 33 games this season.
Jan 11 - 5:25 AM

Matt Hendricks, who was the only Edmonton Oilers player not wearing a visor, has decided to start wearing one.

"It’s not a lot of fun, it has its negatives, no doubt," Hendricks said. "But my eyes are more important." Hendricks took a stick near his eye during Tuesday's contest, which is what prompted his change. There used to be a stigma associated with wearing a visor, but that's largely died because they've become mandatory. The reason why Hendricks even had the option not to wear them is because he joined the league before the rule change and there was a grandfathered clause.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 08:57:00 AM

Matt Hendricks will be a scratch on Sunday against Chicago, and Brandon Davidson will step in as a seventh defender.

The veteran forward Hendricks hasn't been a the steady supplier of tough guy stats this season through seven games. He's posted two points, eight PIMs, 13 blocks, and 18 hits. Not bad, but not the measure of excellence we'd come accustomed to. Davidson meanwhile has fared no better in his seven games this season.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Matt Hendricks scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-2 victory Tuesday night.

It was Hendricks' first game since Oct. 17 due to a foot injury. He has a goal and an assist in six games this season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Matt Hendricks (foot) will get back into the lineup Tuesday night.

He hasn't played since Oct. 17 because of a foot injury. Hendricks has one assist along with 10 hits and 10 blocks in five games this season.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Matt Hendricks (foot) has resumed skating.

Hendricks hasn't played since being struck in the foot by the puck on Oct. 17. He's hoping to return on Tuesday, but that's not set in stone. He has an assist in five games in 2015-16.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Matt Hendricks (foot) should be ready anywhere from three days to a week from now.

Hendricks has been sidelined since Oct. 17. He has an assist in five games this season.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Matt Hendricks (foot) has been placed on injured reserve.

Hendricks didn't play Sunday against Vancouver after he picked up an assist and logged nearly 16 minutes of ice time versus Calgary on Saturday.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 05:20:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers won't have grinder Matt Hendricks in the lineup against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

JYFI as he isn't fantasy relevant aside from maybe the most niche scenarios.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Darnell Nurse
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Justin Schultz
5Eric Gryba
6Brandon Davidson
7Adam Clendening
8Mark Fayne
9Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit