Matt Hunwick
D PIT
4 days ago

Hunwick netted the overtime winner Thursday against the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick doesn't get involved in the offense often, but he had a night to remember Thursday. The 32-year-old scored his third goal of the season and fired a season-high seven shots on goal in 20:59 of ice time. Hunwick is a steady blueliner, but don't expect too many more points. He's valuable in some very deep leagues, but know what you're getting in a veteran blueliner who hasn't surpassed 20 points since 2009.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
3 weeks ago

Hunwick (concussion) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

A stay-at-home defenseman who missed 15 straight games probably isn't going to entice fantasy owners, but he's valuable to the Penguins as a smooth skater who rarely commits turnovers. Look for him on the right side of Ian Cole to comprise the third pair in the upcoming contest.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
4 weeks ago

Hunwick (concussion) has been officially ruled out for Thursday's tilt against Ottawa, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick will miss his 15th consecutive outing, but does appear to be making progress, including taking part in Thursday's game-day skate. Once the defenseman is given the all-clear, he will likely replace Chad Ruhwedel in the lineup with Frank Corrado probably heading back to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
4 weeks ago

Hunwick (concussion) will make the trip to Ottawa for Thursday's matchup.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick's inclusion on the flight itinerary doesn't necessarily mean he will be back in the lineup for Thursday's clash as he continues to recover from his concussion. The defender has already missed 14 outings, having last appeared in a game Oct. 14 against the Panthers. Once the 32-year-old is given the green light, Chad Ruhwedel will likely get bumped up to the press box.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
1 month ago

Hunwick (concussion) apparently is no longer making progress in his recovery, according to coach Mike Sullivan, and will be kept off the ice for a few days, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

If he isn't skating at practice -- and still hasn't been cleared for contact -- it's a pretty safe bet Hunwick won't be available for Tuesday's clash with the Sabres and likely will miss Thursday's matchup against Ottawa as well. The defenseman has already been sidelined for 13 straight outings with his concussion and it certainly seems like he will be absent for a while longer. The Michigan native remains on IR and will have to be activated once given the all-clear. In the meantime, Chad Ruhwedel figures to continue filling in during Hunwick's absence.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
1 month ago

Hunwick (concussion) took part in the game-day skate, but will not be in the lineup against the Capitals, Josh Getzoff of Pens TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick will be sidelined for his 12th consecutive outing, as he continues to progress from a concussion. While his presence at the optional team skate is a good sign, the defenders extended absence is certainly cause for concern. Until the -year-old is cleared to play, Chad Ruhwedel will continue to deputize in his stead.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
1 month ago

Hunwick (concussion) has not been cleared for game action and will miss Tuesday night's game against the Coyotes, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

On the bright side for Penguins fans, Justin Schultz (concussion) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest. Chad Ruhwedel is slated to maintain his spot on the blue line either way and Hunwick will set his sights on Friday's game in Washington for a return.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
1 month ago

Hunwick (concussion) participated in a full practice with contact Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick did not join Pittsburgh on their recent five-game road trip, but he could potentially return Tuesday for a home game against the Coyotes. The fact Hunwick was able to handle contact in practice is an encouraging sign he will be ready to return soon.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
1 month ago

Hunwick (concussion) did not travel with the club on its five-game road trip, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunwick has missed seven straight outings after suffering a concussion in practice and could sit out the remaining three contests of Pittsburgh's trip -- although coach Mike Sullivan left the door open for the defenseman to join the team at some point. Prior to getting hurt, the Michigan native was averaging 18:18 of ice time and will like bump Chad Ruhwedel or Zach Trotman from the game-day lineup once given the all-clear.

Matt Hunwick
D PIT
2 months ago

Hunwick (concussion) is unlikely to suit up against Winnipeg on Thursday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Hunwick is skating on his own, he has yet to join his teammates on the ice and remains on injured reserve. Until the blueliner can suit up for practice and absorb contact, he won't be cleared from the concussion protocol. In the meantime, Chad Ruhwedel will continue to deputize on the Pens' blue line.