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Matt Hendricks | Winger

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
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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. Nov 8 - 7:38 PM

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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.
Nov 4 - 9:30 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.
Nov 3 - 2:02 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.
Nov 3 - 9:29 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.
Oct 29 - 1:11 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.
Oct 19 - 5:20 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.
Oct 18 - 2:45 PM

Matt Hendricks racked up the tough guy stats on Thursday night against St. Louis.

Hendricks managed a cross-checking minor, four blocks, and six hits during his 18:38 of ice time, which includes 75 seconds on the kill. Oh, and he even recorded a shot on goal. Hendricks won't win a scoring title but if you're in a league that rewards tough guys then this was a quality night by the pugilist.
Oct 16 - 12:05 AM

Matt Hendricks was at practice Friday after injuring his hand in a fight on Thursday.

Hendricks fought with Derek Dorsett and left the game with 91 seconds to go favoring his right hand. He obviously must be okay as he was back at practice. Hendricks had eight goals, 16 points and 76 penalty minutes in 71 games last season so he contributes enough offensively and in penalty minutes to warrant a late round or supplemental pick in deep drafts.
Oct 3 - 7:42 AM

Matt Hendricks fought Derek Dorsett in Vancouver 5-2 win on Thursday night, there were 91 seconds left in the game.

While fighting always seems strange in the pre-season, a fight between two veterans who aren't jockeying for a roster spot makes it all the more confusing. Regardless of their reasoning, Hendricks is a steady supplier of tough-guy fantasy stats having accumulated 134 PIMs, 308 hits, 103 blocks, while averaging 13:31 of ice time in 104 games with Edmonton over the last two seasons. To wit, he collected two hits and a block in 11:05 of work along with his fight tonight.
Oct 2 - 12:01 AM

Matt Hendricks is really enjoying himself playing for the United States in the World Championships.

The 33-year-old is providing veteran leadership as he is the only member of the team who is both married and has children. "To be brought here to a foreign country where I’ve never been and get to put the USA jersey on for the first time in my career has been just incredible. Having that ‘C’ on the sweater means a lot, too. And, yes, I’m the only guy with kids. I have boy-girl twins that are three and a half," he said of Gunnar and Lennon. The Americans take on Russia in the semi-finals on Saturday with the winner taking on the winner of Canada and the Czech Republic for the gold Sunday.
May 16 - 6:41 AM

Matt Hendricks will tag in for Curtis Hamilton in Saturday's season finale versus Vancouver.

Hendricks comes in looking to finish his best season since 2010-11 with Washington strong. He's posted eight goals, 16 points, 69 blocks, 76 PIMs, and 219 hits over 70 games.
Apr 11 - 8:19 PM

Matt Hendricks is the Edmonton Oilers nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

This is the third time that Hendricks has been nominated as the forward was also honored by the Avalanche and the Capitals in years gone by. The tough forward has eight goals and eight assists in 68 games this season including 76 penalty minutes.
Apr 4 - 4:58 AM

Matt Hendricks (back) returned to action on Thursday April 2.

Hendricks was sidelined for three straight games due to his back issue. He picked a bad day to return though as his Oilers suffered an 8-2 loss to Los Angeles. He had no points and a minus-two rating in 13:38 minutes of ice time.
Apr 3 - 1:56 AM

Edmonton forwards, Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon, will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game due to back injuries.

Both players were participants in the Oilers morning skate, however, the lineup will remain the same from their 4-1 win over Colorado Monday, March 28th. Hendricks will miss his third straight game and has eight goals and 16 points with 76 penalty minutes in 67 games this year, while Gordon will sit for a fourth straight game. In 68 games this season, Gordon has six goals and seven assists. Neither player are fantasy relevant.
Apr 1 - 5:36 PM

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