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Matt Irwin | Defenseman | #52

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
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Matt Irwin will not play in Game 7 against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Irwin has suited up in every game of this postseason run, but he'll be replaced by Alexei Emelin tonight. He missed Thursday's morning skate, so there's a decent chance he's banged up and not a healthy scratch. The 30-year-old has no points and a plus-1 rating in 12 games this postseason. Miikka Salomaki, Eeli Tolvanen, Anthony Bitetto and Harry Zolnierczyk will serve as healthy scratches. May 10 - 7:37 PM

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Matt Irwin missed Thursday's practice.

It was an optional skate, so it's hard to read too much into it. At the same time, Irwin did leave Wednesday's practice early, so that news combined with this is concerning. If Irwin isn't available on Thursday then Alexei Emelin might take his place.
May 10 - 12:16 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Irwin has two goals and six assists in 38 games this season. This will be the 10th time in 11 games that the Predators will make him a healthy scratch. Irwin shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Pontus Aberg and Anthony Bitetto will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 7:14 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

Irwin will sit for an eight consecutive game. The Predators defenseman has two goals and eight points in 37 games this season. Anthony Bitetto will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 15 - 7:45 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

This will be the fifth consecutive game he watches from the press box. The Preds defenseman has two goals and six assists in 37 games this season. Anthony Bitetto will also serve as a healthy scratch in this one.
Feb 8 - 7:15 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch Matt Irwin tonight.

Irwin will be joined by Anthony Bitetto in the press box. Irwin's a solid depth defenseman with eight points in 37 games this season.
Feb 7 - 7:15 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New York Islanders.

This will be his third straight game in the press box. He has two goals and six assists in 37 games this season. Anthony Bitetto will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 5 - 6:54 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the New York Rangers.

It's the second game in a row that Irwin will watch from the press box. The 30-year-old has two goals and six assists in 37 games this season. Pontus Aberg and Anthony Bitetto will also serve as healthy scratches in this one.
Feb 3 - 7:44 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch defenseman Matt Irwin tonight vs. the Edmonton Oilers.

Irwin signed a two-year contract extension today but will sit for the fourth straight game. He has two goals and seven points in 31 games this season. Anthony Bitetto and Cody McLeod will also be scratched.
Jan 9 - 7:46 PM

Matt Irwin has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Nashville Predators.

Irwin will earn $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20. He has accounted for two goals, seven points, 44 hits and 34 blocks in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 9 - 11:33 AM

Matt Irwin will sit for the Nashville Predators as a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

Irwin has just seven points in 31 games for the Predators. He will sit out tonight's game with Cody McLeod and Anthony Bitetto.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 4 - 8:54 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch Matt Irwin for tonight's game with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Nashville will finally get Ryan Ellis back in the lineup. Both Irwin, Yannick Weber and Pontus Aberg will be scratched. Irwin has seven points in 31 games and will sit for the second time in Nashville's last five games.
Jan 2 - 9:42 PM

The Nashville Predators will scratch Matt Irwin tonight against the Calgary Flames.

Irwin has five points in 26 games this season and will sit for the second consecutive game. Joining him in the press box will be Miikka Salomaki and Cody McLeod.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 09:41:00 PM

Matt Irwin will be a healthy scratch in Friday’s game against Vegas.

Miikka Salomaki will join him in the press box on Friday night. Neither of these players will carry any fantasy value going forward.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Matt Irwin scored the opening goal as the Nashville Predators defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Make it two goals in three games for the Predators defenseman. Irwin played just over ten minutes, but managed to lead his team in shots. He is not an offensive defenseman and therefore does not rack up many points, so his fantasy value is virtually non-existent.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Calle Jarnkrok
3Kevin Fiala
4Scott Hartnell
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Ryan Hartman
5Miikka Salomaki
6Eeli Tolvanen
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Ryan Ellis
5Matt Irwin
6Alexei Emelin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Anders Lindback
3Juuse Saros