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Matt Cullen | Center | #7

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/2/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (35) / ANA
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Matt Cullen scored a power play goal in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Flyers.
Cullen opened the scoring in the first period, but it was all Philadelphia after that point. The veteran center now has three points in his last two games. He's up 12 goals and 16 assists in 66 games this season. Mar 27 - 10:47 AM

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Matt Cullen scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders.

Cullen picked up the primary assist on Cameron Gaunce's second-period goal to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Cullen also added a goal of his own at the 13:50 mark of the third frame to tie the game at three. The veteran finished the game with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 18:28 of ice time. Cullen has 11 goals and 16 assists this season. Sidney Crosby scored the other goal for the Penguins.
Mar 24 - 10:27 PM

Matt Cullen (lower body) will be a game-time decision Wednesday.

He took part in the morning skate on Pittsburgh's fourth line, so consider likely to play. Cullen has missed the last three games due to a lower-body injury.
Mar 15 - 12:48 PM

Matt Cullen (undisclosed) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

Cullen has missed the Penguins' last three contests. He's one of eight regulars that are missing for Pittsburgh right now, so the Penguins could certainly use a bit of good news on the injury front and his return would certainly qualify.
Mar 15 - 7:07 AM

Matt Cullen (undisclosed) won't suit up in Monday's game against Calgary.

We don't know much about his status going forward, but we'll consider him day-to-day for now. Josh Archibald will take his spot in the lineup.
Mar 13 - 8:52 PM

Matt Cullen (undisclosed) is considered a game-time decision.

Cullen has missed the Penguins' last two games. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 59 contests this season.
Mar 13 - 4:16 PM

Matt Cullen has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury and will not play Saturday against the Canucks.

Mark it two games in a row Cullen is absent from the lineup. Through 59 games this season the veteran pivot has posted 10 goals and 23 points along with 23 blocks and 31 hits while seeing an average of 13:37 ice time per game.
Mar 11 - 8:27 PM

Matt Cullen will be scratched against the Oilers on Friday.

Through 59 games this season the veteran pivot has posted 10 goals and 23 points along with 23 blocks and 31 hits while seeing an average of 13:37 ice time per game.
Mar 10 - 8:39 PM

Matt Cullen scored the game winning goal in a 4-2 victory by the Penguins over the Flyers Saturday night.

Cullen snapped a four-game goalless streak during which he had only one assist. He added to his fantasy production with two more shots on goal, giving him three for the game and making him the second most prolific Penguin in Saturday night’s outdoor contest.
Feb 25 - 11:05 PM

Matt Cullen is projected to play alongside Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel on Saturday.

Typically Carl Hagelin serves in that role, but he's sidelined with a concussion. "We've moved our lines around a lot this year, especially here lately with injuries. I'm not shocked to be on the left side," Cullen said. "I've played a little bit of both. Very comfortable there. I've played quite a bit with Phil. I don't know that I've played a lot with Bones, but I think our styles will complement each other pretty well." Cullen has eight goals and 20 points in 47 games this season.
Feb 11 - 6:54 AM

Matt Cullen will flank Sidney Crosby in his return to the lineup on Friday against the Blue Jackets.

The veteran forward has posted eight goals and 17 points through 43 games this season. He'll likely see an uptick in production in the short-term if he stays on the top line, but we'd utilize him judiciously.
Feb 3 - 6:47 PM

Matt Cullen is on the ice warming up for Friday's match with the Blue Jackets.

Which likely indicates that he's going to play tonight. The veteran forward has posted eight goals and 17 points in 43 games this season.
Feb 3 - 6:35 PM

Matt Cullen (foot) could be ready to play later this week.

Coach Mike Sullivan hasn't ruled out a weekend return for the veteran forward yet. Cullen is happy with his recovery and feels his conditioning is up to game standards. He has been out of action since Jan. 16 with a foot injury.
Feb 1 - 1:33 PM

Matt Cullen is projected to miss three-to-four weeks with a foot injury.

He was seen in a walking boot after he took a shot off the foot against Washington on Monday night.
Jan 17 - 2:25 PM

Matt Cullen has scored a goal in three straight games.

"It's always nice to find your name on the scoresheet and contribute," Cullen said. "It's always nice." The 40-year-old forward has chipped in seven goals and 13 points in 27 games this season. He mostly skates in a defensive role and he has been playing alongside Tom Kuhnhackl and Scott Wilson lately.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Oskar Sundqvist
6Jake Guentzel
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Josh Archibald
6Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Mark Streit
5Ron Hainsey
6Olli Maatta
7Ian Cole
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
10David Warsofsky
11Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury