Kunitz will play left wing on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis on Tuesday against San Jose. Coach Mike Johnston reunited a line which help gave the Pens plenty of wins over the past five seasons, but it remains to be seen how the two 36-year-old's plus Crosby will fare Tuesday against the Sharks. Kunitz has totaled three points in 23 games and dating back to February, the winger has been limited to five goals in 56 contests.
Kunitz scored his first goal in nine games Thursday against the Avalanche. Kunitz, who skated with Nick Bonino and Beau Bennett, has helped to give the team a solid third line. While the days of him averaging just under a point per game are likely gone, he leads the Pens with 72 hits (Patric Hornqvist is second with 48) and has adjusted well to his new role.
Kunitz (undisclosed) participated in line rushed in pregame warmups and will play in Wednesday's game against the Canucks, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Kunitz is expected to skate alongside Nick Bonino and Beau Bennett on the Penguins' third line in Wednesday's tilt. The 36-year-old winger has tallied two goals in 11 games with Pittsburgh this season.
Kunitz (undisclosed) is probable for Wednesday's tilt against the Canucks, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Kunitz didn't practice Sunday or Monday, but returned to the ice for Wednesday's morning skate, indicating he should be good to go Wednesday night against Vancouver. Either way, the 36-year-old's availability for the contest should be confirmed prior to puck drop Wednesday night.
Pens coach Mike Johnston said there is no signal as to whether Kunitz (undisclosed) will play Wednesday against the Canucks, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh reports. Johnston probably won't have another update for Kunitz until after Wednesday's morning skate. The forward has missed the team's last two practices sandwiched around an offday Monday.
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