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Matt Hendricks | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
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Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) was able to play on Wednesday.
Hendricks' availability was in question after he missed Tuesday's practice and part of Monday's contest. He had a minus-one rating in 11:22 minutes of ice time on Wednesday. Oct 30 - 1:37 AM

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Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Hendricks missed the second period of Monday's game after absorbing a hard hit. He returned before the end of that contest and the Oilers downplayed his absence from the practice by listing it as a "simple maintenance day," but we're going to err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day.
Oct 28 - 2:41 PM

Matt Hendricks scored a goal on four shots and added a fighting major in the Oilers’ 6-1 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.

Hendricks was an assist short of the Gordie Howe hat-trick in the Oilers’ embarrassing loss to the Kings. Hendricks was the lone bright spot for the short-handed Oilers as he broke the goose egg with 20.9 seconds in the third period to ruin it for Jonathan Quick. It was Hendricks’ first goal of the young season.
Oct 15 - 1:54 AM

Matt Hendricks returned to action Saturday night against the Flames.

He was sidelined for Thursday's game after blocking a Shea Weber shot. Hendricks was minus two in the Oilers' one-sided 8-1 loss to Calgary in 13:29 of playing time. We don't imagine Hendricks plays a big role on your fantasy squad.
Mar 23 - 2:34 AM

Matt Hendricks was hurt when he blocked a Shea Weber shot during Tuesday's game.

Hendricks is questionable for Tuesday's game as a result. He started wearing an 'A' after the team traded Nick Schultz.
Mar 20 - 8:54 AM

Matt Hendricks got the Oilers on the board just 6:43 into the first period in Sunday's 2-1 win over Carolina.

His centering pass bounced off Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison and into the net to give him credit for his fifth goal of the season. Hendricks also posted four hits and three blocks in the contest. "He's quietly turning into the heartbeat of our team," coach Dallas Eakins said of the hard-working Hendricks.
Mar 17 - 11:11 AM

Matt Hendricks scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 victory on Monday.

In nine games with the Edmonton Oilers, Hendricks has already matched his goal total from 44 contests with the Nashville Predators prior to the trade. Unfortunately, all that means is he has scored two goals with each team. He now has six points and 74 penalty minutes this season.
Feb 4 - 7:30 AM

Matt Hendricks played on Saturday after suffering a head injury Wednesday.

Hendricks was injured on Wednesday in a first period fight but obviously did not suffer a concussion and was ready to go Saturday in a 4-0 loss to Boston. Hendricks saw 15:37 minutes and was even. He also won his only faceoff. Hendricks has three goals and five points with 72 penalty minutes in 52 games.
Feb 2 - 3:00 AM

Matt Hendricks left Wednesday's game after suffering a head injury in a first period fight.

Hendricks actually returned for the second period but did not see the ice and was not on the bench for the third period. He has three goals, five points and 72 penalty minutes in 51 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Jan 30 - 8:44 AM

Matt Hendricks made his Edmonton Oilers' debut on Thursday.

Hendricks had three hits in 16:29 minutes of ice time in Edmonton's 4-1 loss on Thursday. He was skating alongside Boyd Gordon and David Perron.
Jan 17 - 9:20 AM

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish isn't concerned about the length of Matt Hendricks' contract.

Hendricks, 32, is signed through the 2016-17 campaign. The Oilers acquired him on Wednesday in exchange for goalie Devan Dubnyk. "I like it that he's abrasive," MacTavish said. "He plays a physical, intense game. I thought he did his best stuff when Dale Hunter was the coach in Washington. He was playing the playoffs for them. If he comes in and provides those things for us and gets eight to 10 goals a year, we'll forget about it (time left on his contract)."
Jan 16 - 9:08 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Matt Hendricks from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Devan Dubnyk.

Hendricks is a physical forward that will help bolster the Oilers' bottom-six. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues, but it makes sense that Edmonton would want a guy like him to compliment their young, skilled forwards.
Jan 15 - 2:26 PM

Matt Hendricks has recorded three points and 47 penalty minutes in 33 matches this campaign.

He also has 67 hits on the year, but he's better off being left on the waiver wire at this time. Hendricks is playing in the first season of his 4-year, $7.4 million deal with Nashville.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 05:58:00 PM

Matt Hendricks returned to action on Sunday November 10 from his upper-body injury.

He missed four games as a result of the ailment. Hendricks was cut on the back of his leg by the skate of Eric Gelinas in his return against New Jersey, but fortunately he was able to return.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 01:59:00 AM

There's a good chance that Matt Hendricks (upper body) will return for Sunday's game against New Jersey.

Hendricks was also considered probable for Friday's contest, but instead ended up missing his third consecutive game. He has a goal and 24 penalty minutes in 13 contests this season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 09:03:00 AM

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