Matt Hunwick D NYR 3 Days

Hunwick tallied two assists in Monday's 5-4 win over the Wild.

Though Mike Kostka received the first crack at claiming a regular role on defense in the wake of Dan Boyle's move to IR earlier this month due to a broken hand, Hunwick has since solidified himself on the Rangers' third pairing. The two points Monday were the first Hunwick has scored in his seven games, and it wouldn't seem likely that he'll get much of an opportunity to contribute offensively. Instead, the team will count on Hunwick simply to play mistake-free hockey in his own zone.

Matt Hunwick D NYR 21 Days

Hunwick could dress in Columbus on Saturday,reports Andrew Gross of The Record.

The Bruins seventh round pick in the 2004 draft ramined with the team after training camp as the team's seventh defensemen and will be ushered into action just one game into the season. After a solid rookie campaign (27 points in 53 games) with the Bruins the 29-year-old has since collected 10 goals and 29 assists in parts of five season with Boston and Colorado.

Matt Hunwick D NYR 4 Months

Matt Hunwick has agreed to a one-year deal worth $600,000 with the New York Rangers.

With Anton Stralman leaving for Tampa Bay via free agency, Hunwick has a chance to earn a roster spot with the Blueshirts after skating in just one game with Colorado this past season.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Oct 12 '13

Matt Hunwick has been assigned to the minors by Colorado.

He cleared waivers and was sent down. Hunwick hasn't played a game yet for the Avalanche this season and was demoted because Ryan Wilson is ready to return.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Oct 11 '13

Matt Hunwick has been placed on waivers.

Ryan Wilson (knee) is close to being able to return to the Avalanche lineup, but the team needed to make a move in preparation for activating him off of the injured reserve list. It looks like Hunwick is the odd man out. He comes with a $1.6 million annual cap hit in 2013-14 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Jul 03 '13

Matt Hunwick cleared waivers Wednesday and remains a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avs were hoping someone would take a flier on Hunwick so they could delve into the free-agent market. The 28-year old had six assists in 43 games last season. Barring a trade, he'll likely remain a depth defender for Colorado.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Jul 02 '13

Colorado Avalanche place Matt Hunwick on waivers.

It will be interesting to see if any team puts in a claim on Hunwick. The 28-year-old defenseman had six assists and a plus-4 rating in 43 regular-season games this season. He's not much of a fantasy value, but Hunwick could be a solid depth defenseman for some team.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Apr 26 '13

Matt Hunwick has agreed to join Team USA for the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

Hunwick has six assists and 14 penalty minutes in 42 games this season. This will be his first time participating in the adult tournament, but he did represent Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships before establishing himself in the NHL.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Apr 03 '13

Matt Hunwick registered an assist in Tuesday's contest.

That gives Hunwick six points in 32 games this season. He's never been much of an offensive threat and consequently has no fantasy value in standard leagues.

Matt Hunwick D NYR Feb 14 '13

Matt Hunwick (torso) will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup on Thursday.

Hunwick was on the ice Wednesday for the first time in a week. The Avalanche needed reinforcements now that defenseman Erik Johnson (head) is out.