Matt Hendricks C EDM 4 Months

Matt Hendricks returned to action on Saturday March 22.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 4 Months

Matt Hendricks was hurt when he blocked a Shea Weber shot during Tuesday's game.

Hendricks is questionable for Tuesday's game as a result. He started wearing an 'A' after the team traded Nick Schultz.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 5 Months

Matt Hendricks got the Oilers on the board just 6:43 into the first period in Sunday's 2-1 win over Carolina.

His centering pass bounced off Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison and into the net to give him credit for his fifth goal of the season. Hendricks also posted four hits and three blocks in the contest. "He's quietly turning into the heartbeat of our team," coach Dallas Eakins said of the hard-working Hendricks.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 6 Months

Matt Hendricks scored a goal in Edmonton's 3-2 victory on Monday.

In nine games with the Edmonton Oilers, Hendricks has already matched his goal total from 44 contests with the Nashville Predators prior to the trade. Unfortunately, all that means is he has scored two goals with each team. He now has six points and 74 penalty minutes this season.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 6 Months

Matt Hendricks returned to action on Saturday February 1.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 6 Months

Matt Hendricks left Wednesday's game after suffering a head injury in a first period fight.

Hendricks actually returned for the second period but did not see the ice and was not on the bench for the third period. He has three goals, five points and 72 penalty minutes in 51 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 6 Months

Matt Hendricks made his Edmonton Oilers' debut on Thursday.

Hendricks had three hits in 16:29 minutes of ice time in Edmonton's 4-1 loss on Thursday. He was skating alongside Boyd Gordon and David Perron.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 7 Months

Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish isn't concerned about the length of Matt Hendricks' contract.

Hendricks, 32, is signed through the 2016-17 campaign. The Oilers acquired him on Wednesday in exchange for goalie Devan Dubnyk. "I like it that he's abrasive," MacTavish said. "He plays a physical, intense game. I thought he did his best stuff when Dale Hunter was the coach in Washington. He was playing the playoffs for them. If he comes in and provides those things for us and gets eight to 10 goals a year, we'll forget about it (time left on his contract)."

Matt Hendricks C EDM 7 Months

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired Matt Hendricks from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Devan Dubnyk.

Hendricks is a physical forward that will help bolster the Oilers' bottom-six. He doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues, but it makes sense that Edmonton would want a guy like him to compliment their young, skilled forwards.

Matt Hendricks C EDM 7 Months

Matt Hendricks has recorded three points and 47 penalty minutes in 33 matches this campaign.

He also has 67 hits on the year, but he's better off being left on the waiver wire at this time. Hendricks is playing in the first season of his 4-year, $7.4 million deal with Nashville.