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Matt Irwin | Defenseman | #52

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Matt Irwin has been assigned to the minors.
He cleared waivers Monday and his roster spot has been taken by Zdeno Chara, who has been activated from injured reserve and is playing in Monday's game against Tampa Bay. Irwin had a minus-5 rating in two outings with Boston before going on waivers. Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:14:00 PM

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The Boston Bruins have placed Matt Irwin on waivers.

Irwin signed a one-year deal worth $800,000 to join the Bruins, but he has struggled early on this season. The 27-year-old is a minus-5 in just two games with his new team. Irwin had a little bit of fantasy intrigue just because he scored eight goals in 53 games with San Jose in 2014-15.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:42:00 PM

Matt Irwin will make his Boston Bruins debut on Thursday.

That might not have been the case if Zdeno Chara (upper body) was healthy. Irwin had eight goals and 19 points in 53 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Boston Bruin newcomer Matt Irwin scored two goals in their pre-season opener Sunday night.

Irwin's goals were both power play markers. He was signed to a one year deal to provide depth to the blue line but has shown to be able to put up points at lower levels. If he can manage to crack the Bruins lineup, he might see some time on the second power play unit. However, as of right now, Irwin can only be recommended in deeper leagues.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Matt Irwin has inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.

Irwin had eight goals and 19 points in 53 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15. He'll probably end up serving as the Bruins' sixth or seventh defenseman.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Matt Irwin appears to be a long shot to be back in San Jose.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson did not close the door completely on the defenseman last week, but Irwin is likely to look around in free agency.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 04:00:00 PM

The Sharks have not made a decision on whether they will re-sign defenseman Matt Irwin.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said that Irwin "would like to be here, but unrestricted free agency is a two-way street. It has to be a match for us." Irwin, 27, had 19 points in 53 games last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Matt Irwin may test the market as an unrestricted free agent.

He played better in the second half and could probably get more money in free agency than if he stayed with San Jose. Irwin recorded 19 points, 55 hits and 65 blocks in 53 games in 2014-15.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 04:25:00 PM

Matt Irwin and John Scott will both be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Detroit.

John Scott is nothing more than a good source of penalty minutes while Matt Irwin brings a little more to the table. Irwin has seven goals and 16 points in 45 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Matt Irwin (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Irwin missed three games with the upper body injury. He had one assist in a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks. Irwin has seven goals and 16 points in 41 games but is on a five game points streak so his fantasy value is a little higher these days.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 02:11:00 AM

Matt Irwin (upper body) won't make his return on Thursday.

It will be Irwin's third straight game on the sidelines. He has seven goals and 15 points in 40 games this season. He should still be regarded as day-to-day.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 02:44:00 PM

Matt Irwin (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Irwin is a possibility for Thursday's game after missing back-to-back contests. He has seven goals and 15 points in 40 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Matt Irwin will skate Monday morning but will not play in the evening's tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Irwin is out with an undisclosed upper body injury, but appears to be on the mend. The defender has seven goals and 15 points to go along with 41 hits and 50 blocks through 41 games this season.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 08:37:00 PM

Matt Irwin sat out Saturday's game with an upper body injury.

The defenseman tweaked something in his upper body during practice Friday. He has seven goals and 15 points this season and has been on a bit of a roll of late with two goals and four points in his last four games as he is on a four game points streak.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Matt Irwin suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's practice.

Irwin's problem was described as something tweaked. He's considered questionable for Saturday's contest as a result. Irwin has seven goals and 15 points in 40 contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 03:17:00 PM

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5Maxime Talbot
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4Adam McQuaid
5Zach Trotman
6Colin Miller
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
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