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Nick Bonino | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
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Nick Bonino has been made a scratch for Tuesday's match with the Wild.
No word on why Bonino was left off the active roster tonight, but we'll keep you posted. Through 17 games, the veteran center has four points, 18 blocks and not much else to show for his efforts. Nov 17 - 7:13 PM

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Nick Bonino scored on the power play in a 5-2 loss to the Flames.

Bonino was an off-season trade from Vancouver where he did not have a season to remember in 2014-15. Bonino now has three goals and four points in 14 games this season. Phil Kessel also scored for the Pens who split their games in Alberta.
Nov 8 - 12:56 AM

Nick Bonino had an assist and found the empty net as the Pittsburgh Penguins upset the Capitals 3-1 in Washington Wednesday night.

Bonino's goal, at 18:17 of the third period, was his second of the season. Bonino drew his first assist of the season on Beau Bennett's second goal of the season. Phil Kessel also scored for the Pens, his fourth of the season. Kessel's goal was the game winner. The former Toronto forward has registered the winning goal in back-to-back games.The Caps took a 1-0 lead at 1:28 of the third period before the Pens scored their three goals.
Oct 28 - 10:55 PM

Nick Bonino isn't feeling any lingering effects from being elbowed in the face on Thursday.

Bonino was struck by Jason Demers late in the contest and left the game as a result. However, Bonino was able to participate in Friday's practice. Unless something changes, it sounds like Bonino is healthy enough to play.
Oct 23 - 12:56 PM

Nick Bonino is taking part in Friday's practice after being elbowed in the face late in Thursday's game.

Bonino didn't play after being elbowed, but it was hard to read anything into that because the game was almost over. The fact that he's practicing suggests that he didn't sustain a major injury. He accounted for Pittsburgh's lone goal in the 4-1 loss to Dallas Thursday night.
Oct 23 - 11:40 AM

Nick Bonino was the lone Penguin to reach the score sheet on Thursday night, scoring an unassisted goal in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss to Dallas.

It was Bonino's first point in seven contests so far, as the Penguins can't seem to build any momentum during the early goings of the season. They'll look to rebound Saturday in Nashville.
Oct 22 - 9:56 PM

Nick Bonino (illness) is close to returning to the Pittsburgh lineup.

Bonino, who was acquired from Vancouver near the end of July, has been out since Tuesday with the illness. Look for the center to play on the third line this season with 35-40 points within his capabilities.
Sep 26 - 9:01 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening, and a second round selection in 2016 from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2016 third-rounder and Brandon Sutter.

Bonino had 15 goals and 39 points in 75 contests in an extremely hot-and-cold season with Vancouver in 2014-15. He only really came out into his own in 2013-2014, but at the age of 27 we can't expect him to continue to grow offensively. On top of that, this move will likely hurt his fantasy value as he's moving from a situation where he would have been the second line center to a team that will likely stick him on the third line. For Pittsburgh though this frees up some cap space as Bonino comes with a $1.9 million annual hit through 2016-17 compared to Sutter's $3.3 million hit in 2015-16 followed by him possibly testing the UFA waters.
Jul 28 - 11:44 AM

Nick Bonino scored first goal of the playoffs during Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

It was a sweet goal off a fantastic Radim Vrbata feed to tie the game at two midway through the game. Bonino now has seven goals and 14 points in 29 career playoff games with Anaheim, and now Vancouver.
Apr 24 - 1:46 AM

Nick Bonino had two assists in Vancouver's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville on Tuesday.

Bonino extended his point streak to three games. He has 15 goals and 37 points in 70 contests in 2014-15. It's worth noting that he's been streaky this season with him scoring 19 points in his first 23 contests and 12 points in his last 17 games, but just six points in the 30 games that separate those two hot patches.
Apr 1 - 10:29 AM

Nick Bonino called himself probable to play Monday versus Anaheim.

He wasn't at Sunday's practice and his status was listed as uncertain by coach Willie Desjardins after Monday's morning session. However, it seems likely that he'll play.
Mar 9 - 3:04 PM

Nick Bonino returned to the Vancouver Canucks lineup on Tuesday night against Boston.

Bonino had been out since Feb. 9th due to a lower body injury, a span of seven games. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 games thus far.
Feb 24 - 8:35 PM

Nick Bonino (lower body) is regarded as a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Bonino has been out since Feb. 9 due to the injury. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 24 - 12:15 PM

Nick Bonino has been placed on the injured reserve list but is skating at practice Sunday.

Bonino is not practicing on a line. He has been out of action for the last six games but is getting closer to returning to action. Stay tuned.
Feb 22 - 11:06 AM

Nick Bonino (lower body) won't be in the lineup Friday.

He has missed Vancouver's last five games already with a lower-body injury. Linden Vey will be centering the second line on Friday versus New Jersey.
Feb 20 - 5:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Eric Fehr
5Matt Cullen
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Daniel Sprong
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Brian Dumoulin
7Adam Clendening
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff