Chris Kunitz

#14 LW / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 193 lb Age: 36 College: Ferris State

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Scores in Thursday win

      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.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Will play Wednesday

      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.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Probable Wednesday against Vancouver

      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.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Status for Wednesday unknown

      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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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Sits out Sunday practice

      Kunitz missed practice with a maintenance day Sunday for Pittsburgh, which did not practice Monday. Coach Mike Johnston said he rested Kunitz because the team plays three games in four days -- he's not expected to miss Wednesday in Vancouver. The winger has looked more comfortable since being pushed to the third line, scoring two goals in his last four games. Kunitz's game is better suited for a bottom-six role but if he continues playing well he could find himself back with Sidney Crosby, given the team's penchant for changing lines.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Enjoys success against the Caps

      Kunitz, who scored a goal for Pittsburgh on Saturday, has seven goals and 11 points in his last 11 games against Washington (Wednesday's opponent), the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Although the Penguins took Kunitz off the team's top power play in favor of Patric Hornqvist during the morning skate, coach Mike Johnston has tinkered with Kunitz and Hornqvist all season long. After a horrendous start, it's possible that Kunitz finds his game after a beautiful slap-shot goal against the Predators over the weekend.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Skates as a bottom-six winger Friday

      Kunitz was moved to a third line with Nick Bonino and Daniel Sprong on Friday in practice, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Dating back to last year, Kunitz has one point in his last 25 regular-season games. There was talk that Pittsburgh could try to trade him during the summer but nothing happened. His trade value is likely even lower now, so the Pens will have to hope he finds his game playing for them. Kunitz still sees time on the top power-play unit so he hasn't lost all of his fantasy value -- provided his overall game hasn't left him.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Moves up on power play Tuesday

      Kunitz replaced Patric Hornqvist on the Pens' top power-play Tuesday. Kunitz didn't figure in on any scoring but he did screen goalie Roberto Luongo on Sidney Crosby's power-play marker. Although the move may not be set in stone it potentially gives Kunitz a bit more fantasy value. The winger has zero points on 14 shots with 21 hits in six games.

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      Penguins' Chris Kunitz: In protracted point slump

      Kunitz has one point, a goal, in his last 22 regular season contests dating back to the 2014-15 campaign. He's registered 62 hits over the span but fantasy owners looking for the point per game player from a couple years ago will likely have to look elsewhere. Oddly, it appears his hands have gone before his skating speed. Kunitz is still taking shifts with Sidney Crosby and when Crosby finds his range then Kunitz will score a few points. Long term, however, the 36-year-old's best days appear to be over.

    • Pens' Kunitz Notches Three Points In Game 2 Win

      News: Chris Kunitz scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two helpers in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.
      Analysis: A dominant effort from Chris Kunitz, who also dished out five hits and recorded a plus-2 rating. After being held pointless in Game 1, Kunitz was bumped up to Sidney Crosby's line for Game 2 and he didn't disappoint. With the series now tied 1-1, look for Kunitz and Crosby to continue to pile up points for Pittsburgh. If Kunitz can play like the 35-goal scorer he was in 2013-14, the Penguins could have a chance to get past the Rangers in the first round.
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