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February 21, 2021 03:48 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Notches helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin saw his ice time dip to a season-low 9:54 in Saturday's 4-2 win against the Blue Jackets, but still managed to post his second assist in his last four games.

Kunin's ice time was in the 16-17 minute range in three of his previous four games, so Saturday's drop is a bit concerning. There were no reports of any injury immediately following the game, but Kunin's ice time and health status should be monitored closely in the coming days.

February 10, 2021 12:28 AM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Sees regular shift in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) had one shot and 17:21 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

Kunin was back in the lineup after missing four games with his injury, centering Nashville's second line between Mikael Granlund and Matt Duchene. It was a quiet night offensively for Kunin, but it was encouraging to see him jump right back into a regular role in his first game back. Kunin is stuck in a seven-game point drought and hasn't found the scoresheet since the first two contests of the year.

February 9, 2021 03:48 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Slated to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's home game versus the Lightning, reports.

Kunin is on track to play after missing the last four games. Prior to his injury, the 23-year-old was on a six-game pointless streak, firing just seven shots on net in that stretch. Nevertheless, he should draw into the top six along with the power play in this contest.

February 8, 2021 01:00 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Aiming to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) won't play in Monday's game against the Lightning, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Kunin will miss a fourth straight game. Predators head coach John Hynes believes Kunin will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's rematch against Tampa Bay. The 23-year-old forward recorded two goals on 13 shots through eight games before suffering this injury.

February 5, 2021 09:56 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Remains out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) will not be available for Friday's game against Florida, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Kunin has now missed the last three games while dealing with a lower-body issue. The 23-year-old forward scored a goal in each of the first two games of the season but hasn't tallied a point since. He doesn't have a clear timetable to return, so Kunin will be considered questionable for Monday's game against Tampa Bay.

February 4, 2021 06:44 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Missing more time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Kunin will miss his second game in a row due to the lower-body issue, and he's still without a timeline for a return. The 23-year-old has been decent this season, managing two goals across 14:28 of average ice time through eight games. Kunin's next chance to suit up is in Friday's game against this same Panther team.

February 1, 2021 06:36 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (lower body) will not be available for Monday's game against the Lightning.

Kunin has two goals through eight games but he's been held scoreless over his last six outings. The 23-year-old forward is considered day-to-day and could get back in the lineup against Florida on Thursday.

January 17, 2021 01:56 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Goals in back-to-back games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

The first-year Predator found the net for the second time in as many games, driving to the front on a rush and knocking home his second swipe at the puck. The goal gave Nashville a 4-2 lead with just over five minutes left in the third period. Kunin, 23, had career highs in points (31), goals (15) and assists (16) in 63 games last season with Minnesota. He inked a two-year deal with the Predators in the offseason.

January 14, 2021 11:32 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Scores in debut with new squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin scored a goal on two shots and doled out a pair of hits Thursday in a 3-1 win over Columbus.

Kunin was making his Nashville debut after signing a two-year contract in the offseason. The 23-year-old, who spent his first three NHL seasons with Minnesota, got the Predators on the board in the second period when he led a 2-on-1 rush and buried a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle. Kunin saw second-line duty alongside Matt Duchene and Erik Haula and could surpass the 15 goals and 31 points he scored a year ago if he maintains that top-six role.

January 6, 2021 01:08 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Pens two-year deal with Nashville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin signed a two-year, $4.6 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Kunin, who was a restricted free agent, missed the first two days of Nashville's training camp while waiting on a new contract, but now that he's signed for the next two seasons, he'll be able to begin practicing with the Predators right away. The 23-year-old American, who notched 15 goals and 31 points in 63 games with the Wild last campaign, is expected to skate on the Preds' second line and second power-play unit in 2020-21.

January 4, 2021 10:24 AM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Won't practice without deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin, who is a restricted free agent, won't join the Predators for training camp until he has signed a contract, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Kunin was acquired in an offseason trade with Minnesota, and Nashville GM David Poile said the team has been talking to him on a regular basis, so there's optimism a deal will get done soon. Until then, the Predators will hold practices without the versatile forward, who is expected to slot into a middle-six role.

October 7, 2020 05:20 PM
Predators' Luke Kunin: Traded off to Nashville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin was traded from Minnesota to Nashville on Wednesday in exchange for Nick Bonino, reports the Predators' official site. Draft picks were also exchanged.

Kunin is a 2016 first-round pick with a great pedigree and his game is on the rise. But it remains to be seen if he can grow into his first-round status or if he's just a third-line scorer. Kunin plays a smart, 200-foot game and is coming off his best NHL totals of his young career. He put up 15 goals and 16 assists in 63 games last season. His versatility helps the Preds -- he's smart enough to skate at pivot or can wind things up on the wing.

August 8, 2020 11:36 AM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Strikes on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin netted a power-play goal in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4.

Kunin scored a goal just 2:58 into the contest, but he saw less ice time in the third period. The 22-year-old forward finished with 12:02 in the game, a total more like a fourth-liner than the second-line role he was listed in on the lineup. Kunin potted two goals and doled out 11 hits in four games during the series.

August 5, 2020 11:40 AM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Lights lamp shorthanded
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin scored a shorthanded goal and doled out four hits in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Kunin's tally tied the game at 1-1 in the first period. The Missouri native had 31 points in 63 games during the regular season. He's seeing top-six minutes in the playoffs so far, but the natural center could be bumped down to the third line if head coach Dean Evason feels the need to shuffle his lines later in the series.

March 9, 2020 12:28 AM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Points in four straight outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin posted a power-play assist and three shots on net in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.

Kunin set up Kevin Fiala for the winning goal at 4:01 of overtime. The 22-year-old Kunin has two goals and two helpers in his last four contests. The forward has 31 points (15 goals, 16 helpers), 128 shots, 64 hits and 55 PIM through 62 contests this year.

March 8, 2020 08:40 PM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Riding point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin produced an even-strength goal on three shots in Saturday's 7-3 loss to Los Angeles.

Kunin was in the right place late in the third period, knocking in the rebound to bring the Wild within a goal with five minutes to go. Since returning from an upper-body injury, the 22-year-old is currently on a three-game point streak, collecting two goals and an assist over that span. Kunin is up to 30 points, 125 shots and 64 hits across 15:27 per contest in 61 appearances this season.

March 6, 2020 02:24 AM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Bags assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.

Kunin took a turn on the Wild's top line with Eric Staal (personal) unavailable. The 22-year-old Kunin has a goal and an assist in two outings since his return from an upper-body injury that cost him five games. The center now has 29 points, 122 shots, 63 hits and 55 PIM in 61 appearances this season.

March 2, 2020 01:00 PM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Ready to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Predators, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kunin will return to action after five games in the press box. The 2016 first-round pick is expected to play on the second line, and he could get power-play time as well. The 22-year-old has produced 13 goals and 27 points over 59 games this year.

March 2, 2020 11:00 AM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against Washington but could be available for Tuesday's game against Nashville, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Kunin has missed the past four games with the upper-body injury he suffered in Feb. 21's game against Edmonton. Although the 22-year-old could be available Tuesday, head coach Dean Evason said Sunday that Kunin will definitely accompany the team on it's road trip that starts Thursday in San Jose. Expect another update regarding Kunin's status in the coming days.

February 23, 2020 04:44 PM
Wild's Luke Kunin: Considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kunin is expected to miss about two weeks while dealing with an upper-body injury, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

The specifics surrounding the injury remain unclear, but the 22-year-old suffered the injury during the first period of Friday's game against the Oilers. Kunin is enjoying a career-best season, racking up 27 points, 119 shots and 61 hits across 59 games. As long as he's sidelined, look for Victor Rask, Ryan Donato and call-up Gerald Mayhew to vie for the lineup spot vacated by Kunin.

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