The Penguins have activated Chris Kunitz (foot) from IR.
According to the Penguins website roster, Kunitz has been activated from IR and Paul Martin has been moved to IR. His activation suggests that Kunitz could return to the lineup tonight vs. the Panthers. He was in the morning skate, but there was no announcement whether he would return or not. Consider him a game-time decision.
Kunitz (foot) is on the ice for the Penguins morning skate.
Kunitz has been skating for several days now, but has yet to return the the lineup. They could use him back with all the injuries the Pens are battling through. Monitor his status following the morning skate.
Kunitz was on the ice for the Penguins morning skate, but is not quite ready to return to the lineup tonight vs. the Avalanche. He is definitely getting close, so monitor his status leading up to Saturday’s game vs. the Panthers.
Kunitz (foot) skated on Wednesday; will not play on Thursday.
Kunitz took part in Penguins practice on Wednesday, but did not take any contact and is not quite ready to return to the lineup. Despite not being available for tomorrow’s game, it sounds like Kunitz is close to being back, which would be a huge boost for a Penguins team who is decimated by injury and mumps right now.
The Penguins have placed Chris Kunitz (foot) on injured reserve.
Kunitz will miss his third straight game on Saturday but they had to place him on IR in order for the newly acquired Rob Klinkhammer to be added to the roster. Kunitz however, was reportedly seen without a walking boot on Friday, so make of that what you will.
Kunitz will miss a couple of weeks with a fracture in his foot.
Kunitz must have suffered the fracture in Saturday’s loss to the Hurricanes. He played just 15:26 which suggests he may have left the game early. The Penguins are dealing with a lot of injuries right now, so losing Kunitz for a couple of weeks certainly is not going to help their offence. Jayson Megna filled in on the second line tonight, but expect someone to be recalled from the AHL as well.
Kunitz had an excused absence from practice, he is not injured.
Updating an earlier report: Kunitz was on the ice for the start of practice, but left early. It has been confirmed that it was prearranged and that he is fine. Pens' head coach Dan Bylsma hinted that he won't rest players on Saturday, so look for Kunitz to be in the lineup.
Kunitz (lower-body) is back in the Penguins lineup on Wednesday.
Kunitz missed Sunday's game with a lower-body injury, but will slide back in tonight vs. the Red Wings. Kunitz has scored 35 goals for the first 30-goal season of his NHL career. He continues to be a great fit alongside Sidney Crosby.
Kunitz will take a seat along with a handful of other Penguins. Linemate Sidney Crosby will also not be in the lineup tonight vs. the Avalanche. None of the injuries are believed to be serious, and could just be rest as the Penguins gear up for the playoffs.
This is a good sign that he will be in the lineup tonight. If he was not cleared by doctors he likely would not be on the ice. We won't know for certain if he is in until right before puck-drop so make you have to make the call, but all signs pointing towards him being in.
Kunitz (leg) skated this morning, but needs to be cleared by doctors to play Tuesday.
"Things are progressing," Kunitz said after the morning skate. "Hopefully [it will] react well later today. Still have to talk with the trainers and doctors and see what they think." He was skating on his regular line and participated in power-play drills this morning. Both are signs that he will return, but he has to cleared first. Kunitz missed both games over the weekend, and is hoping to be back in the lineup tonight, but we likely won't hear about his status until around 5 p.m ET when the Penguins arrive at the rink.