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Matt Hendricks | Winger | #23

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 209
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 5 (131) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 7 - 10:00 AM

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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.
Oct 1 - 12:04 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.
Mar 21 - 12:09 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.
Mar 19 - 12:35 AM

Matt Hendricks (undisclosed) returned to action on Monday March 14.

Hendricks missed Saturday's game. He dished out five hits and blocked a shots in 10:19 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mar 15 - 1:58 AM

Matt Hendricks, who described himself as "beat up," missed Wednesday's practice.

Hendricks is still hoping to play on Thursday, but his availability for that contest is in question. He has three goals and nine points in 56 games this season.
Mar 10 - 8:51 AM

Matt Hendricks practiced alongside Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle on Wednesday.

That would be a big opportunity for Hendricks, but he's not counting on that line staying intact. "I think (head coach Todd McLellan) is just trying to send a message to a few other guys that we have to be a little smarter on the ice," said Hendricks on Wednesday. "I think that’s probably more what it is. It’s just practice; tomorrow could easily change." Benoit Pouliot is the man that had been playing alongside McDavid and Eberle, but even if Hendricks isn't the one that ends up in that role, it doesn't mean Pouliot will slide back in. It could end up being Zack Kassian that plays on that line, provided that Kassian is over his illness in time.
Feb 18 - 10:56 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Leon Draisaitl
4Zack Kassian
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Brandon Davidson
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Fayne
9Matthew Benning
10Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson