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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 will play in front of the net on one power play Sunday.
We are not sure if it will be the first or second unit as Tyler Pitlick will fill the same role on the other pp, but Hendricks could see an occasional goal on a rebound or if the puck hits him on the way in. Either way, he could have a bit of fantasy value besides his penalty minute numbers if the Oilers start to score on the power play. Dec 14 - 7:09 AM

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Matt Hendricks (leg) is ready to rejoin the Oilers.

Boyd Gordon is out with a back injury, so that's who will be pulled out of the lineup to make room. Hendricks has five points and 30 penalty minutes in 23 contests this season.
Dec 9 - 4:18 PM

Matt Hendricks will continue to be sidelined Monday night when the Oilers host the Coyotes.

Hendricks missed his first game of the year Friday, November 28th, and will be held out once again Monday. Hendricks has just five points in 23 games played but adds a lot of depth and toughness to a fragile Edmonton squad. Luke Gazdic will take his spot on the left wing of the fourth line.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 1 - 9:05 PM

Matt Hendricks was forced to miss Friday's game with a leg injury.

Hendricks blocked a Shea Weber shot on Thursday and did not return to the game. He was still unable to put much pressure on his leg Friday so he was scratched from action. Hendricks has two goals and five points in 23 games with 30 penalty minutes so you can see where his fantasy value lies.
Nov 29 - 7:32 AM

Matt Hendricks left Thursday's game against Nashville with a leg injury.

Hendricks blocked a Shea Weber shot in the first period and was forced to leave the game. The Oilers have already announced that he will not return to action tonight.
Nov 27 - 8:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Leon Draisaitl
3Anton Lander
4Boyd Gordon
5Mark Arcobello
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
5Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Tyler Pitlick
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Nikita Nikitin
5Mark Fayne
6Keith Aulie
7Brad Hunt
8Oscar Klefbom
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth