Kunitz earned the primary assist on Cedric Paquette's game-winning goal Tuesday in Toronto. The final score was 2-0.
While it was nice that Kunitz snapped a 10-game point drought in this one, the fact that he's only found the scoresheet 11 times while averaging just over 11 minutes of ice time speaks to just how far he's fallen. In his 14th NHL season, the 38-year-old is a veteran depth presence for an explosive Tampa Bay forward corps, but offers little from a fantasy perspective these days outside of his 59 hits.
Kunitz contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 drubbing of the Islanders.
Kunitz assisted on Andrej Sustr's goal to make it 2-0 and concluded the scoring with his fourth tally of the season in the third period. This was the first multi-point performance of the year for the 38-year-old winger, so fantasy owners should be in no rush to request his services.
Kunitz tallied an assist and one shot on goal against the Ducks on Sunday.
Things haven't gone swimmingly for Kunitz in his first year with the Lightning. He has five points in 18 games to go with just 15 shots on net. His minutes are down, he's not playing on the power play, and it seems like the veteran's best days are far behind him.
Kunitz saw just 8:08 in ice time Saturday against Florida.
It dropped from 10:47 in the opening game. Kunitz signed in Tampa for a shot at a middle-six role and a possible Cup run. At this rate, the 38-year-old winger will be hard pressed to dress every game. He does have three hits in two games.